Looking Glass

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1800

GUSN

GUSN-5225

Description

Rectangular, pairs of twist colonnettes flank the lower mirror; pairs of small twists fill the hollow colonettes flanking the upper mirror; on the architrave rosettes flank a drapery swag, on the frieze stylized anthemion alternate with leafy wreaths.

Details

Descriptive Terms

looking glasses
mirrors
gesso
gilding
wood (plant material)
anthemion
rosette (motif)
swags
wreaths (costume accessories)
Gesso
Gilded
Anthemion
Rosette
Swag
Wreath
MIRROR

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

55 x 26 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.591