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pier glass

A tall, narrow mirror, often running from floor to ceiling, which covers the whole or a large part of the wall between two windows.
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Cuenot also supplied tables and pier glasses for the principal rooms.
26) These were listed in the 1777 inventory as '2 large Pier Glasses in Glass Bordered Frames with 4 Girondoles for 2 lights each Bottom plate 3 foot 9; Middle plate 3 ft 10; Top plate 2 ft'.
Jean Mariette's compilation L'architecture Francoise inspired a type of state-apartment furniture (or mobile di parata), in the form of elaborately carved rococo gilt pier glasses and tables, and no newly-refurbished palazzo would be complete without some of its rooms covered with mirrors (gabinetti di specchi).