Saturday, October 24, 2009
the eagle has landed
The Regency eagle mirror is a design obsession of mine - as are many things related to early American decor. This federal-era mirror has an eagle topper and details meant to represent the thirteen original colonies. The frame is usually gilded and the mirror is convex, which is my favorite feature! I assume the convex mirror is so Hiram Beatwife can get a fish-eye view of his opulent furnishings whilst dosing on laudanum and absinthe.