Object Place: Probably Boston, Massachusetts
Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 141
Overall (Diameter of frame): 74.3 cm (29 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gilded white pine, convex glass, glass
Richard and Mary B. Saltonstall Gallery (Gallery 121B)
According to British designer Thomas Sheraton, a girandole mirror was “a circular convex glass in a gilt frame” that reflected rays of light to produce “an agreeable effect.” This girandole is surmounted by an eagle and mythological dolphins and, like most examples, is fitted with sconces on either side of the glass.
"The M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts"
The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts