The main reason that I wanted the mirror is because it reminded me of my great-grandmother's tabletop vanity mirror. I have no idea how old the real mirror is. I do know that the dresser the mirror is sitting on is part of the bedroom suite that my Granny got for her wedding. I don't know what type of glass older mirrors were made of, but I love the cloudy sort of fogged look that they get around the edges. I'll work on getting some pics of the entire bedroom to share with everyone so you guys can see how beautiful it really is.