Looking Glass

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1768-1799

GUSN

GUSN-5238

Description

Rectangular bevelled glass mirror with frame, above are a carved and pierced bow knot, a band of foliage and a neo-classical medallion with a female figure; below are two carved and pierced draper swags; gilded and painted green, brown and blue.

Details

Descriptive Terms

looking glasses
mirrors
carving (processes)
gilding
mirrors
painting (coating)
piercing
wood (plant material)
glass (material)
knots (motifs)
Neoclassical
swags
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Glass
Bowknot
Woman
Swag
Painted
Gilded
Carved
Pierced
Neoclassical
MIRROR

Inscription

Label on back inscribed ""Repaired and Regilded/By G.P. Fernald/Portsmouth, N.H./Dec. 1912.""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

33 x 13.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.605