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Looking Glass

1971.1662 (RS118345)

Description

Late Empire period. Rectangular molded frame with a curved top and rounded bottom corners. Frame covered with gesso and painted black on the outer frame and gilded on the inner frame. Sawn pine paneled back boards.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1840
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
Empire
Empire (style)
gesso
Gesso
Gilded
gilding
Glass
glass (material)
looking glasses
MIRROR, CHEVAL
mirrors
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
41.625 x 25.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1662
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12531

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