Pier Mirror

Designed by Robert Adam, Scottish, 1728 - 1792. Carved by Sefferin Alken, English, 1717 - 1783.

Made in England, Europe


Carved and painted pine

11 feet 8 inches × 71 1/4 inches (355.6 × 181 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 298, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

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Credit Line:
Acquired by exchange with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and with Museum funds, 1965

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Pier mirrors and tables generally stood against a pier, or the wall between two windows. This mirror was made for the gallery at Croome Court in Worcestershire, the country seat of George William (1722–1809), sixth earl of Coventry.

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