Looking Glass

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1760-1790

GUSN

GUSN-4355

Description

Chippendale style. Applied carved and pierced shaped crest with a phoenix surmounting a sheaf of wheat at the top. Applied carved scrolled ears at top. Conforming applied carved and shaped skirt. Rectangular molded frame with gilded gesso on inner border around glass. Single back board.

Details

Descriptive Terms

looking glasses
mirrors
appliqué (technique)
carving (processes)
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
mahogany (wood)
piercing
Chippendale
figure- and animal-derived motifs
wheat straw
Gesso
Glass
Mahogany
Applied
Pierced
Chippendale
Wheat
Phoenix
Gilded
Carved
MIRROR, WALL

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

34.75 x 18.875 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.217