Looking Glass

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1795-1805

GUSN

GUSN-245848

Description

Looking glass; ornate cut-out crest with pierced oval and gilded eagle; four applied volutes; applied gilded leafage on sides; cut-out skirt; guilded edge around glass; glass is original; crest, volutes, and skirt are of solid mahogany

Details

Descriptive Terms

mirrors
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
Chippendale
Mirror

Inscription

"______en zich bevond in January 1794, met Kiev-/ _____dezer Vesting, zeer naavwkevrig en na__/ _____Plan zal zeerfpoedig gevolgd worden van/ _____Ryssel, Dovai, Avesnes, Cambray, Bov___,/ _____preidende zeervell licht over detegenwoor-/ publiecq verzonden en by en Boekverkopers" (Portion of Dutch newspaper clipping)
"28 by 17/ /f9 pair/ 16 dollar single" (in ink)

Associated Building

Marrett House (Standish, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

47 1/8 x 23 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances S. Marrett

Accession Number

1959.318

Places

Netherlands