Drawing, "Design for a Mirror Frame with the Monogram of Marie-Antoinette", 1787–90 Pen and black ink, brush and gray, yellow wash, graphite on paper. Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council. 1911-28-207.
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 object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource, Tuesday, March 26, 1991 - Sunday, August 30, 1992