An example with a similarly carved eagle and frame is held in the collection of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State (illustrated in Treasures of State, edited by Alexandra Rollins, 1991, p. 238, no. 147). Another similar example is in the Museum of the City of New York, illustrated in Barquist's American Tables and Looking Glasses, p. 325, fig. 74 and Sack's American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, p. 1533, P4582.
"The Glebe House," acquired by members of Christ Church in 1767, and later abandoned by loyalist Reverend John Beardsley when the Revolutionary War broke out, was purchased by Peter De Riemer in 1796.2 The house in Poughkeepsie, New York is still open and is held by the Junior League and the Dutchess County Historical Society.
1 Treasures of State: Fine and Decorative Arts in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State, curated by Clement Conger and edited by Alexandra Rollins, (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1991), p. 238.
2 Harold Donaldson Eberlein and Cortlandt Van Dyke Hubbard, Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley, (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1990), pp. 74-75.
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