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La Rochelle, Musée du Nouveau Monde

© Musée du Louvre - Marie-Alice Seydoux / Gabrielle Gopinath

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Miroir circulaire Round Mirror

57 851

après 1820

Sculpted, gilded and blackened wood, surmounted by the eagle of the United States

H: 1, 09m; L: 0, 64m

La Rochelle, Musée du Nouveau Monde

Decorative arts and design

From 1787 to 1865


Historical

Zlatovski donation. Loaned from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 1988.


Comment

Large circular mirror, surmounted with an American eagle between two acanthus leaves. The 24 balls symbolise the 24 States that constituted the Union at the time this piece was made.


Bibliography

Thierry Lefrançois, Musée du Nouveau Monde, manuel du visiteur et de l'amateur, Editions des Musées d'Art et d'Histoire, 1990, p. 33.