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Looking Glass

1971.690 (RS117698)

Description

Two-part looking glass has eglomise panel at top depicting architectural ruins painted in gold with gray patterned border; below is mirrored glass; gilded frame is molded; stepped pediment and molded sides have a series of applied gesso spheres; simple molded base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1805
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
gesso
glass (material)
mirrors
verre églomisé
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Eglomise
gesso
Gesso
Glass
glass (material)
looking glasses
MIRROR
mirrors
Ruin
ruins
Sheraton
verre églomisé
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
31.875 x 18.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.690
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5339

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