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Looking Glass

Description

Chippendale style. Applied carved and pierced shaped crest with a phoenix surmounting a sheaf of wheat at the top. Applied carved scrolled ears at top. Conforming applied carved and shaped skirt. Rectangular molded frame with gilded gesso on inner border around glass. Single back board.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1790
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
appliqué (technique)
carving (processes)
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
mahogany (wood)
piercing
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Applied
appliqué (technique)
Carved
carving (processes)
Chippendale
figure- and animal-derived motifs
gesso
Gesso
Gilded
gilding
Glass
glass (material)
looking glasses
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
MIRROR, WALL
mirrors
Phoenix
Pierced
piercing
Wheat
wheat straw
Dimensions
34.75 x 18.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.217
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
4355

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