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Mantel Mirror

2012.114.3 (RS159360)

Description

Mantel mirror on small rectangular base. Cicular mirror has a brass frame decorated with inlaid brass fretwork and pale purple orchids on a yellow enamel ground. Triangle shaped open fretwork finial attached to top. Mirror is attached to base by two crested birds with hairy claw feet. Each bird holds an open fretwork drop in its beak. Birds are connected by an openwork 'skirt' bordered by small purple and pink flowers. Brass base has open fretwork sides, top of base is decorated with inlaid brass fretwork and a large purple flower on yellow ground. Mirror has a solid brass back, hinged at center.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1869
Location of origin
Probably England or France
Material
brass (alloy)
enamel (fused coating)
glass (material)
Object type
Furniture; Other Furniture
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
enamel (fused coating)
glass (material)
Mirror
Mirror, Mantel
Mirror, Wall
mirrors
Dimensions
16 5/8 x 7 1/4 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2012.114.3
Credit Line
Anonymous Gift
GUSN
269730
Related Items
Title 74 Montgomery Street, Boston, Mass., 1869

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