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What is this?

Vertically oriented rectangular mirror framed with moldings intertwined with floral garlands at the top. The garlands and other floral motifs frame a sphere with Marie Antoinette's monogram. Top center of frame is decorated with two doves, a garland from which is suspended a wreath with two arrows and a tassel. Below, a six-armed chandelier. Frame is decorated with flower vases, candelabra, acanthus leaves and a basket of flowers at bottom center.

This is a drawing from France. It is dated 1787–90 and we acquired it in 1911. Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

pen and black ink, brush and gray, yellow wash, graphite on paper

Its dimensions are

49.8 x 32.2cm (19 5/8 x 12 11/16in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: IV. Stamp, verso: Cooper Union Museum of New York.

This object was made for (as the client) Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and designed by Richard de Lalonde

This object was donated by Advisory Council and catalogued by Rudolph Berliner and Megan L. Smith

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18170407/ |title=Drawing, "Design for a Mirror Frame with the Monogram of Marie-Antoinette", 1787–90 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=31 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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