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Wall Mirror

1991.1287 (RS21420)

Description

Queen Anne mahogany and etched-glass wall mirror with molded rectangular frame, and crest with fret-carved scrolling edges, the glass copper-etched around the edges with swag-like scrolls, flowering vines, diapering and, at the bottom, 2 doves holding a floral swag between them, and standing on 2 hearts. Backed with secondary wood (pine?); glued and nailed.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1725-1750
Inscriptions
NKL's exhibit label on the reverse: ""Date: 1st quarter 18th Century// Name: Mrs. Bertram K. Little/ 305 Warren Street/Brookline/Type and Description of Entry: Mahogany/ with etched glass./Decoration indicates/wedding gift./Originally in/Woodbury family./Gloucester.""
Location of origin
USA; USA, New England; Bohemia; Germany; England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
glass (material)
mahogany (wood)
mirrors
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
copper (metal)
copper engraving (printing process)
Dove
doves
figure- and animal-derived motifs
fretwork
Fretwork
Glass
glass (material)
Heart
hearts (motifs)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
MIRROR, WALL
mirrors
Queen Anne
Stipple Engraved
Swag
swags
wall mirrors
Wedding
weddings
Dimensions
23.25 x 15.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1287
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2832

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