Looking Glass

Gilded gesso, verre eglomise with pine, wire | 128.3 x 78.7cm | 1795-1810

Unknown Artist

This looking glass bears motifs characteristic of the work of the Scottish architect Robert Adam (1728-1792), such as paterae, urns, bellflowers, and fans. It reflects the neoclassical taste that swept the United States after the Revolution.

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