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Looking Glass

1971.759 (RS117754)

Description

Rectangular two-part looking glass with gilt and gesso frame and upper eglomise panel; fluted vertical columns enclose the mirrored glass, rising from a block base and terminating in a flat molded pediment; the decorative eglomise scene has a landscape flanked by ovoid floral medallions.

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
architectural elements
Architecture
architecture (object genre)
Eglomise
Federal
gesso
Gesso
Gilded
gilding
Glass
glass (material)
looking glasses
MIRROR
mirrors
Sheraton
verre églomisé
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
32 x 18 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.759
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5440

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