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1971.591 (RS117620)

Description

Rectangular, pairs of twist colonnettes flank the lower mirror; pairs of small twists fill the hollow colonettes flanking the upper mirror; on the architrave rosettes flank a drapery swag, on the frieze stylized anthemion alternate with leafy wreaths.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1800
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
gesso
gilding
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
anthemion
Anthemion
gesso
Gesso
Gilded
gilding
looking glasses
MIRROR
mirrors
Rosette
rosette (motif)
Swag
swags
wood (plant material)
Wreath
wreaths (costume accessories)
Dimensions
55 x 26 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.591
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5225

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