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.


I found this Regency knock-off at Savers in New Bedford, which is a glorified Salvation Army. It cost a whopping $7! Now unfortunately, the mirror is not convex and the frame is plastic. But hey....$7...can't beat it.

I spray painted it in glossy black. Whaddya think?

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