American Rococo Revival, carved gesso and gilt framed mirror.  Human head at top looking down

American Rococo Revival mirror

Mid-19th century

This American Rococo Revival carved gesso and gilt framed mirror rises 7.5 feet high and just over 5 feet wide. At the top rests a human head looking down. Seward owned two of these mirrors and both were used in his Washington home from 1855-1860. Both are on display in the Seward House Museum.