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Superb Imperial Obelisk Display Cabinet from the Room of Cameos by V. Schtrom on a design by Leo von Klenze - Softwood, alder, redwood, gilt bronze, glass; veneering - Saint Petersburg: 1850-52.

PAIR OF NEOCLASSICAL STYLE MIRRORED GLASS OBELISKS. With beveled edges, on ebonized wood bases - Dim: 23 3/4 x 7 in.

A vignette of crystal obelisks and golden glass vases creates an opulent scene in this dining room - Traditional Home® / Photo: Emily Followill / Designer: Melanie Turner

1810-1814 French Cheval glass (Psyché) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "The psyche was so named for the heroine in La Fontaine's Les amours de Psyché, who was reputed to have looked at a full-length reflection of herself. Specific reference to the myth is in the frieze containing butterflies, symbols of Psyche. An identical gilt-bronze frieze was on a psyche made for Empress Marie-Louise in 1810."