Wall mirror

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1800-1815

GUSN

GUSN-17351

Description

Looking glass flanked by fluted columns, each column supporting a cornice which is the base for an urn at either corner. Between the two urns, atop a square pedestal decorated with a flower shaped medallion, is a bird holding in its mouth the middle of a wire decorated with 13 balls. The ends of the wire are attached to the urns, forming two swags. Above the looking glass is painted in gold, black and grey the scene of a tall ship sailing by an island. (reverse glass)

Details

Descriptive Terms

wall mirrors
mirrors
glass (material)
paint (coating)
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
ships
Mirror
Mirror, Wall
Glass
Paint
Bird
Ship
Mirror, Wall

Additional Identification Number

1958.73

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture; Other Furniture

Dimensions

37.375 x 18.125 x 2.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1958.73.1