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Looking Glass

Date:
1795–1810
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Gilded gesso, verre eglomise with pine, wire
Dimensions:
50 3/4 x 30 1/2 in. (128.9 x 77.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Sansbury-Mills Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.46.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 724
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.
Mrs. Kenneth D. Hull, after 1931; St. James Gallery, New York, until 1956
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