Dressing Glass

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1900-1933

GUSN

GUSN-12262

Description

Rectangular brass frame with curved dragon and shield crest. Frame has scalloped corners, elaborate organic and geometric ornamentation with cartouche-like banding. Encloses a mirrored beveled glass. Elaborately curved foot or stand on the back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

cheval glasses
mirrors
beveling
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
cartouches (ornament)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
floral patterns
geometric patterns
scalloping
shields (motifs)
crests (motifs)
Brass
Glass
Beveled
Scalloped
Floral
Geometric
Cartouche
Band
Dragon
Shield Crest
MIRROR, CHEVAL

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Japan

Dimensions

20.125 x 14.125 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1548