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American 19th Century Convex Gilt Mirror


Stock No.15643

A Reflection of American History -

An ornate convex mirror of grand proportions topped with an eagle on a rocky summit.
Interestingly the mirror, thought to be of American origins, is decorated with 24 spheres around the frame, whilst another sphere hangs on a chain suspended from the mouth of the eagle. This possibly symbolises the 24 established states of the USA, with the state of Arkansas represented by a ball hanging from the mouth of the eagle, the country's emblem. This shows that Arkansas joining the USA is quite literally hanging in the balance.
With this information, we can date the mirror to 1835-1836.

American, 1836. Awaiting restoration, included in the price.

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Listed Price: £POA

Width Height
23 58"
60 cms
42 78"
109 cms

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