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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.
copper engraving (printing process)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
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.""
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
USA; USA, New England; Bohemia; Germany; England
23.25 x 15.5 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little