Geography: Made in New York, New York, United States
Medium: Gilt gesso, pine, wire, eglomise tablet
Dimensions: 51 x 25 in. (129.5 x 63.5 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950
Accession Number: 50.145.358
This early nineteenth-century looking glass from New York City is surmounted by a bald eagle. The work is characterized by the Neoclassical style popular at the time, with the eagle serving as a appropriate symbol from both antiquity and Federal America.