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American Decorative Arts Forum “Looking Glass”


Tuesday, March 8, 2011
7:15 – 8:00 PM
de Young Museum
Admission :  $10 SFDC Members and  $15 Non Members

The American Decorative Arts Forum would very much like to be on your March 2011 calendar for this upcoming lecture by the distinguished Dr. David Barquist. 

The 17th and 18th centuries, “looking glass” was the common name for “mirrors”, which were costly luxuries in the pre-industrial period.  Dr. David Barquist, curator of decorative arts for the Philadelphia Museum of Art , in his illustrated presentation to the American Decorative Arts Forum, documents their usage in American Interiors for the 17th to the mid-19th centuries following fashions set in Europe.  In addition to reflecting the light, looking glasses were a very important status symbol and a significant element of high-style American Interiors. 

Contact: Rob Speaks or Gordon Fine at 415.346.4856 or visist www.adafca.org

One Comment

  1. Gretchen Evans says:

    Thanks for offering this program to designers.

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