The Overmantel's difference
This is what makes us stand out from the crowd – it's what our 30-year reputation rests on and we're proud of it…
The foundation of our reputation is our exquisite mirrors, with all the care and time put into them – the quality and expertise is evident and has lead us to become leaders in our field. "Overmantels Media" is our new exciting offering.
We are passionate champions of traditional artisan skills in mirror making. There aren't many gilders left these days and the quality and artistry is sadly declining. Our gilders still use 18th century recipes to decorate and gild our mirrors. Our team of joiners in the Cotswolds specialise in going beyond simple rectangular frames to create beautiful and complex, shaped designs.
HAND-MADE IN ENGLAND
Our frames are built by hand in our joinery in Gloucestershire. All our mirrors are decorated and gilded by hand in our London workshop
Our composition ornaments are created using an extensive archive of original moulds collected over the last 25 years - some of which are over 200 years old - making our mirrors authentic, unique as well as truly beautiful.
Overmantels has a small but incredibly passionate team of artisans who are dedicated to their crafts. Our head gilder, Grant, is helped by the fact he is also a sculptor with a background in ceramics with the Royal College of Art. With his arts background he has an incredible eye and natural skill for our unique ornamentation work. Grant works in consultation with our Master Gilder, Tom Delaney, who has been in the business for around 50 years! He has a reputation as a leading peer in his field. Tom is tasked with overseeing commissions which require exceptional skill, working with gold and antiques, for example.
Our experienced staff have an impeccable eye for design and can help you in creating a mirror that work in perfect harmony with the architecture, proportion and style of your room. Our staff will assist with measurements and choosing from our wide variety of finishes, including golds, silver and whites.
DEDICATION & PRECISION
The craft and time required perfecting each vital stage of mirror making, ornamentation and finishing is quite something and is what make Overmantels' work covetable and truly special. In our London workshop, the quality of natural light is absolutely vital to what we do so that we can ensure the tone of our gilding is perfectly finished.
PERSONALISED END-TO-END SERVICE
We are passionate about providing stunning mirrors and take great pride in ensuring you get the perfect solution for your room. From selection assistance, specialist delivery to completed installation; you can rely on our expertise for hassle-free, end-to-end service. We will work out the best delivery solution for your location. Our customers are our greatest sales advocates – rewarding testimony to the extreme care we provide.
You instantly feel quality in a mirror – it's in the carvery, the detailed gilt finishes, the flawless glass, its weight and texture. We are passionate about getting these details right, and if it's not right we don't send it out. We have been making highest quality mirrors for almost 30 years, including some of the most demanding clients in the design industry.
Overmantels offer a made-to-measure service. Our woodworkers and gilders can create a mirror to suit your space. We relish bespoke commissions, through which we really get to understand a client's specific needs and help them get the best possible result.
We have an extensive range of over 65 traditional and contemporary styles, plus carefully selected Antiques or we can custom make a mirror specifically to your order. Our latest launch is Overmantels Media a technological development which enables flat screen TV's to be hidden behind a beautiful mirror for the ultimate fusion of formal elegance and modern living.
You can customise many of the ornamental details of a standard mirror and many of our standard sizes can be tailored in height. All these modifications can be made at only a small tailoring charge. All the frames can be finished in any of our standard finishes and finishes can be altered in tone and effect upon request. We can even do paint colour matching for a perfect blend with your existing room colour scheme.
TRY OUT SERVICE
Can't quite decide which design will fit best? We offer a test service for the London area – we will bring your final selection to your home to compare and contrast for the best design for your space.
Overmantels Media is our latest initiative and gives clients the opportunity to make their flat screen TV or monitor an aesthetically pleasing mirror and functional addition to a room. As you'd expect with Overmantels, we don't cut corners with this state of the art, luxury design service and we offer 60 traditional and contemporary styles of frames, aligned to cinema quality viewing. For full information please see our TV Mirrors information page