M. Louise McLaughlin (American, 1847-1939)
Beveled plate glass framed in walnut?, decorated with etched metal plaques, Overall: 85.5 x 76.8 cm (33 11/16 x 30 1/4 in.). John L. Severance Fund 1987.135
McLaughlin was an important figure in the Cincinnati Arts and Crafts movement during the later 19th century. She is known chiefly for her work in ceramics, but as this mirror demonstrates, she was an accomplished practitioner in other mediaâ€”in this case wood and metal. The influence of Japanese taste can be seen, especially in the design of the etched metal plaques decorated with chrysanthemums.
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