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Description

Rectangular form w/ shell carved? pedement, volutes and finial extensions at corners; the molded rails and stiles w/ vines; flower and leaf carved pendant; painted gold.

Details

Label
This eighteenth-century looking glass, a family heirloom, was well over a century old when the Little family moved into the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. It was placed in its traditional position between two windows. When the family wallpapered their living room, they also papered the back of the looking glass, presumably to protect their new paper from its rough plank back. The reproduction wallpaper currently hung in the Living Room was made from the pieces on the back of the mirror.
Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1820
Possibly
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture; Other Furniture
Descriptive terms
Mirror
mirrors
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Rococo Revival
Dimensions
50 x 23 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.192
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
50732

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