New York City
Gilt gesso, pine, wire, églomisé tablet; 51 x 25 in. (129.5 x 63.5 cm)
Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950 (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.