This strikingly elegant rectangular mirror is framed by 28 glass plaques of various shapes with double welt caning. The plaques are etched with images of natural and mythological sea creatures, musicians and nudes. Etched in the lower right plaque: ORREFORS S. GATE 1928. The “Golden Age” of ocean liners and cruising began at the start of the 20th century. The creation of “super liners” that functioned as massive floating hotels became popular with the cultured and elite. Built in Hamburg in 1928, the M/S Kungsholm and had her inaugural voyage when she sailed to the Caribbean for the Swedish American Lines in 1929. The Kungsholm was not the largest of ships, but it was envisioned as an intimate showcase for Art Deco design executed in luxurious materials by Sweden’s premier craftsmen. The Art Deco style was used to appeal to the American traveler and was primarily used to decorate the first-class public rooms, private compartments and for exquisite decorative works found on the ship.