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The Renowned Collection

Girandole

Albany, New York
Girandole c. 1810-20
Gilded wood, glass, metal
Gift of funds from Lila Acheson Wallace and other
donors IL77.9

Albany, New York, was a center for sculptural picture and mirror frames such as this one. The eagle holds cascading chains, a reference to the ancient Roman Republic. The pair of cornucopia symbolize a bountiful harvest, suggesting this mirror was intended to hang above the mantle of a stately dining room such as Boscobel’s.

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