Wall Mirror

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1725-1750

GUSN

GUSN-2832

Description

Queen Anne mahogany and etched-glass wall mirror with molded rectangular frame, and crest with fret-carved scrolling edges, the glass copper-etched around the edges with swag-like scrolls, flowering vines, diapering and, at the bottom, 2 doves holding a floral swag between them, and standing on 2 hearts. Backed with secondary wood (pine?); glued and nailed.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wall mirrors
mirrors
carving (processes)
copper engraving (printing process)
mahogany (wood)
mirrors
glass (material)
copper (metal)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
doves
fretwork
hearts (motifs)
Queen Anne
swags
weddings
Mahogany
Glass
Stipple Engraved
Carved
Fretwork
Queen Anne
Dove
Heart
Swag
Wedding
MIRROR, WALL

Inscription

NKL's exhibit label on the reverse: ""Date: 1st quarter 18th Century// Name: Mrs. Bertram K. Little/ 305 Warren Street/Brookline/Type and Description of Entry: Mahogany/ with etched glass./Decoration indicates/wedding gift./Originally in/Woodbury family./Gloucester.""

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

USA; USA, New England; Bohemia; Germany; England

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

23.25 x 15.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1287

Places

Possibly