Drawing, Design for a Mirror Frame with 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.