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Looking Glass

Description

Oval form. Hepplewhite-style. Gilt and gesso molded frame. Central urn, scroll and leaf finial with gilt gesso and wire blue-ball like swags decoration cascading down side. Drop finial in elongated floral motif.

Details

Label
Made of glass, gilt, and gesso, this mirror was once owned by Elizabeth Gilman. William Perry Dudley found the mirror and brought it to the Gilman Garrison in Exeter, New Hampshire. The highly styled piece features a central urn, scroll, and leaf finial with swags cascading down the oval side. The mirror is one of only a few pieces on display in the house with a Gilman family connection.
Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1780
Associated Building
Gilman Garrison House (Exeter, N.H.).
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Furniture; Other Furniture
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
looking glasses
Mirror
Mirror, Wall
mirrors
Dimensions
43 3/4 x 17 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.1383
Credit Line
Bequest of William Perry Dudley
GUSN
26116

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