Looking glass

Looking glass
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.
Original Format
Local Identifier
Historic Hope Plantation
Location of Original
Historic Hope Plantation
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