Mirror

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790-1830

GUSN

GUSN-289724

Description

Large rectangular overmantle miirror with elaborate gilded gesso frame. Sides and base are straight but top is rounded. Outer edge with beaded interior edge with trellis border. Four corners with climbing lilies and acanthus leaves. A central shield tops rounded top, ornamented by a plume and open swags at sides.

Details

Descriptive Terms

overmantel mirrors
sheet glass
silvering
wood (plant material)
gesso
gilding
Mirror

Associated Building

Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

65 x 62 x 5 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances Sortwell

Accession Number

1958.234

Date

1790-1830 (Possibly)

Places

Possibly