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Design for a Mirror Frame with Monogram of Marie-Antoinette

Vertically oriented rectangular mirror framed with moldings intertwined with floral garlands at the top. The garlands and other floral motifs frame a sphere with Marie Antoinette's monogram. Top center of frame is decorated with two doves, a garland from which is suspended a wreath with two arrows and a tassel. Below, a six-armed chandelier. Frame is decorated with flower vases, candelabra, acanthus leaves and a basket of flowers at bottom center.

Credit: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council...

1787-90
Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, yellow watercolor, graphite on paper
1911-28-207
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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