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