Monday, October 13, 2008

The Mirror

According to Thomas Sheraton, convex mirrors can be useful as well as pieces of decoration. The author is unknown, but we do know that they are popular especially in England, where this mirror was created. The mirror is used to reflect the perspective of the room. One may hang the mirror on a wall, particularly the wall that reflects on that best represents the room. The convex mirror then reflects the room in a way that appears to be closer than they really are. This mirror is dressed with carvings of foliage, and topped with an eagle. It is a good example of the Regency style. This artifact is a symbol of wealth. If an owner had this artifact in their place of residency then they are showing that they are wealthy and have high style. This object is also used to reflect light and make the space seem brighter and larger.

Compare: This space can be compared to Melia's blog post about the Nichols House Museum. Her artifact, like mine, was designed in the late 1800s in England. And within the space the artifact is not the center piece.

Contrast: As seen on Molly J.'s post, her space is very different than mine. In the 1920s Modernism was emerging, where as in the 1800's design was still looking backwards and to others for inspiration.

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