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Looking Glass

1971.659 (RS117676)

Description

Two-part looking glass has gilt frame with fluted Tuscan columnar jambs with scrolled capital supporting molded pediment; pediment juts foreward, has beaded motif; simple molded base with square corners; top section is eglomise panel with central gilded basket of flowers; diamond-like silver diapers at sides; bottom section encloses mirrored glass.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1810
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
mirrors
verre églomisé
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
columns (architectural elements)
Eglomise
Federal
gesso
Gesso
Gilded
gilding
Glass
glass (material)
looking glasses
MIRROR
mirrors
Tuscan Column
Tuscan order
verre églomisé
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
37.5 x 18.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.659
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5306

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