Looking Glass

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1780

GUSN

GUSN-26116

Description

Oval form. Hepplewhite-style. Gilt and gesso molded frame. Central urn, scroll and leaf finial with gilt gesso and wire blue-ball like swags decoration cascading down side. Drop finial in elongated floral motif.

Details

Descriptive Terms

looking glasses
mirrors
glass (material)
Mirror
Mirror, Wall
Mirror, Wall

Label

Made of glass, gilt, and gesso, this mirror was once owned by Elizabeth Gilman. William Perry Dudley found the mirror and brought it to the Gilman Garrison in Exeter, New Hampshire. The highly styled piece features a central urn, scroll, and leaf finial with swags cascading down the oval side. The mirror is one of only a few pieces on display in the house with a Gilman family connection.

Associated Building

Gilman Garrison House (Exeter, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

43 3/4 x 17 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perry Dudley

Accession Number

1966.1383