Looking glass


Title
Looking glass
Description
This fine looking glass from the early 1800s was designed to go over a mantelpiece and reflect light throughout a room. It includes the image of an eagle, has been gilded, and includes its original backing. The eagle was already a symbol of the new American nation, and many fine decorative arts from the 1790s on used it as a way to show pride in American independence. The piece is described in more detail in the video. Date approximated.
Date
1800-1815
Original Format
equipment
Extent
Local Identifier
Historic Hope Plantation
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Historic Hope Plantation
Rights
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