Cheval glass (psyché)

Amboyna veneered on oak; gilt-bronze mounts; glass | 218.4 x 123.5cm | c. 1810-14

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The psyché was so named for the heroine in La Fontaine's Les amours de Psyché, who was reputed to have looked at a full-length reflection of herself. Specific reference to the myth is in the frieze containing butterflies, symbols of Psyche. An identi...
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