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Mirror, ca. 1760

This is a Mirror. It is dated ca. 1760 and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is carved, gessoed and gilt pine, mirrored glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

While not of the period of the surtout de table, this pier mirror was designed to reflect the light from both the windows it hung between and the candlelight from candelabra on banquet table tops.

This object was bequest of Mary Hayward Weir. It is credited Bequest of Mary Hayward Weir.

  • Print (France)
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
  • 1921-6-249-9

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 182.9 x 109.2 x 17.8 cm (6 ft. x 43 in. x 7 in.)

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Mirror, ca. 1760; carved, gessoed and gilt pine, mirrored glass; H x W x D: 182.9 x 109.2 x 17.8 cm (6 ft. x 43 in. x 7 in.); Bequest of Mary Hayward Weir; 1968-158-4

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Tablescapes: Designs for DiningThe Virtue in Vice and Thom Browne Selects.

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