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Dressing Glass

Description

Rectangular brass frame with curved dragon and shield crest. Frame has scalloped corners, elaborate organic and geometric ornamentation with cartouche-like banding. Encloses a mirrored beveled glass. Elaborately curved foot or stand on the back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1933
Location of origin
Japan
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
beveling
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Band
Beveled
beveling
Brass
brass (alloy)
Cartouche
cartouches (ornament)
cheval glasses
crests (motifs)
Dragon
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
Geometric
geometric patterns
Glass
glass (material)
MIRROR, CHEVAL
mirrors
Scalloped
scalloping
Shield Crest
shields (motifs)
Dimensions
20.125 x 14.125 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1548
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12262

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