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Description

Large rectangular overmantle miirror with elaborate gilded gesso frame. Sides and base are straight but top is rounded. Outer edge with beaded interior edge with trellis border. Four corners with climbing lilies and acanthus leaves. A central shield tops rounded top, ornamented by a plume and open swags at sides.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1830
Possibly
Location of origin
United States
Associated Building
Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
gesso
gilding
sheet glass
silvering
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
gesso
gilding
Mirror
overmantel mirrors
sheet glass
silvering
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
65 x 62 x 5 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.234
Credit Line
Bequest of Frances Sortwell
GUSN
289724

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