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Wall mirror

Description

Looking glass flanked by fluted columns, each column supporting a cornice which is the base for an urn at either corner. Between the two urns, atop a square pedestal decorated with a flower shaped medallion, is a bird holding in its mouth the middle of a wire decorated with 13 balls. The ends of the wire are attached to the urns, forming two swags. Above the looking glass is painted in gold, black and grey the scene of a tall ship sailing by an island. (reverse glass)

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1815
Material
glass (material)
paint (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture; Other Furniture
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Bird
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Glass
glass (material)
Mirror
Mirror, Wall
mirrors
Paint
paint (coating)
Ship
ships
wall mirrors
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
37.375 x 18.125 x 2.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.73.1
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
17351

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