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1949.364 (RS119483)

Description

Rectangular frame has inner border of beads and dashes. Corner blocks have carved rosettes at outer edge, forming square "ears". Grey-painted with pale green highlights. Wire finial of leafy vines and shaft of wheat. Enclosed replaced mirror has beveled edge.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1810
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
carving (processes)
gesso
glass (material)
molding (forming)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Acanthus
acanthus (motif)
Adam
Adam Style
Beaded
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
Carved
carving (processes)
Federal
gesso
Gesso
Glass
glass (material)
looking glasses
MIRROR, CHEVAL
mirrors
Molded
molding (forming)
Painted
painting (coating)
Rosette
rosette (motif)
Swag
swags
Wheat Sheaf
wheat straw
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
48.25 x 22.625 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.364
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7646

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