Girandole

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1808-1815

GUSN

GUSN-5104

Description

Convex mirror, circular gilt gesso frame, acanthuus foliage at base with two curving candle arms, glass bobeche with prisms, stop surmounted by a black and gilt sea horse with chains and a gilt ball festooned from his mouth, flanked by acanthus leaves and grape clusters.

Details

Descriptive Terms

girandoles (candleholders)
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
wood (plant material)
MirrorMirror, WallMirror, GirandoleMirror, Girandole

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

London, England

Object Type

Furniture; Other Furniture

Dimensions

40 x 25 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.507AB

Places

Possibly City of London (London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom) [borough]
Possibly