Neo-Classical Convex Girandole Mirror with Candle Arms
Neo-Classical Convex Girandole Mirror with Candle Arms

Neo-Classical Convex Girandole Mirror with Candle Arms

Neo-Classical Convex Girandole Mirror with Candle Arms, about 1810
American, probably Salem, Massachusetts
Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus), gessoed and gilded, and partially ebonized, with convex mirror plate, glass drip pans, blown and cut, glass prisms, gilt-brass candle cups and bobeches, and brass chain
43 in. high, 38 in. wide, 10 5/8 in. deep
This Neo-Classical girandole mirror has reflected the interiors of American homes for over 200 years. With its elaborate gilded frame, hanging gold balls, swooping chains, and glass prisms, all topped with a majestic ebonized eagle, this looking glass would have been the centerpiece of any grand parlor. Now, more than ever, it is a great time for self-reflection, so why not do it in style? —Debra Wieder, Associate Director