Created: c. 1785
Materials: gilt, gesso, wood, mirrored glass, brass
Dimensions: 61 x 111.8 (24 x 44 in.)
Accession Number: 1950-1
Historical Notes: Designed to be placed over a mantelpiece, this semicircular mirror also functions as a girandole, as it features two brass candleholders on either side. The amount of light was doubled by placing candles next to a reflective surface. This mirror, with it's plain gilded border, may have been the one identified as "une glace á demi-ovale" on the list of Jefferson's goods to be transported to Richmond and eventually to Monticello in 1793. It was among nine mirrors taxed in 1815.