Mirror

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1780-1820

GUSN

GUSN-50732

Description

Rectangular form w/ shell carved? pedement, volutes and finial extensions at corners; the molded rails and stiles w/ vines; flower and leaf carved pendant; painted gold.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mirrors
pine (wood)
painting (coating)
Rococo Revival
Mirror
Mirror

Label

This eighteenth-century looking glass, a family heirloom, was well over a century old when the Little family moved into the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. It was placed in its traditional position between two windows. When the family wallpapered their living room, they also papered the back of the looking glass, presumably to protect their new paper from its rough plank back. The reproduction wallpaper currently hung in the Living Room was made from the pieces on the back of the mirror.

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

50 x 23 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.192

Date

1780-1820 (Possibly)