Looking Glass

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-12531

Description

Late Empire period. Rectangular molded frame with a curved top and rounded bottom corners. Frame covered with gesso and painted black on the outer frame and gilded on the inner frame. Sawn pine paneled back boards.

Details

Descriptive Terms

looking glasses
mirrors
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
wood (plant material)
Empire (style)
Glass
Gesso
Gilded
Empire
MIRROR, CHEVAL

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

41.625 x 25.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1662