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Girandole Mirror

Date:
ca. 1820–25
Geography:
Probably made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Pine, gilt gesso, mirror glass
Dimensions:
Approx. 57 x 47 x 10 in. (144.8 x 119.4 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Jewelry
Credit Line:
Gift of Helena Van Cortlandt Burrill, in loving memory of her grandmother, Sara Elliot Marshall Mordaunt, and her mother, Elizabeth Morris Mordaunt Burrill, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.244a–g
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 733
According to family tradition, the girandole mirror was a gift from the Marquis de Lafayette to St. John Elliot Marshall of Natchez, Mississippi and used in his home, Richmond. It then passed by descent to his daughter, Sara Elliot Marshall Mordaunt, to her daughter Elizabeth Morris Mordaunt Burrill, and then to her daughter, Helena Van Cortlandt Burrill, who is offering it to the Museum.
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