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Deluxe Class Antique Copper Porthole Mirror 20"
This Deluxe Class Antique Copper Porthole Mirror 20" adds sophistication, style, and charm for those looking to enhance rooms with a nautical theme. This boat porthole has a sturdy, heavy and authentic appearance, yet it is made of copper and can easily be hung to grace any nautical theme wall. This porthole mirror makes a fabulous style statement in any room with its classic round frame, twelve metal-like rivets and two dog ears. This marine porthole mirror has an 14" diameter and 4.25" deep when dog-ears are attached, 2" deep without dog ears attached.
Dimensions: 20" Long x 2" Wide x 20" High
- Functional porthole mirror that will reflect the light in any space
- Handcrafted and hand-painted antique copper by our master artisans
- Decorative yet fully functional port hole mirror decoration
- Realistic nautical decor - modeled after an antique 19th-century ship's porthole
- Great porthole wall decor and an instant conversation piece
The distinct design of porthole windows serve an important role aboard any ship or vessel and are much more complex than they seem. With these windows, form follows function as they are stylistically appealing as well as serve a very specific function. In addition to providing light, porthole windows also relieve a bit of the stuffiness of living in such close quarters by providing some fresh air when they are opened. In addition, porthole windows also offer a view to the outside and even though they are small, they still offer a sizeable amount of light and sufficient air to pass through. When closed shut, portholes keep a tight barrier from water entering the ship and the various storms that can surface at sea.
A porthole consists of at least two structural components and is, similar to any other type of window in design and purpose. The porthole is primarily a circular glass disk encased in a metal frame that is bolted securely into the side of a ship's hull. Sometimes the glass disk of a porthole is encased in a separate frame which is hinged onto the base frame so that it can be opened and closed. In addition, many portholes also have metal storm covers that can be securely fastened against the window when necessary. The main purpose of the storm cover is, as its name implies, to protect the window from heavy seas. It is also used to block light from entering lower berths when darkness is preferred. Storm covers are also used on Navy and merchant marine ships to prevent interior light from escaping the ship's lower berths, and to provide protection from hostile fire. Hinged porthole windows and storm covers are accessible from inside the ship's hull, and are typically fastened to their closed positions by hand tightening several pivoting, threaded devices, commonly referred to as "dogs." Older portholes can be identified by the protruding collar of their base plate which may be up to several inches deep, thus accommodating the thickness of a wooden hull.
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