Looking Glass

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-5305

Description

Elaborately molded, carved and gilt wood frame has applied gessoed leaf motif; encloses rectangular mirrored glass; sides of frame painted black; backed with wood boards.

Details

Descriptive Terms

looking glasses
mirrors
gesso
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
mirrors
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
glass (material)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
Glass
Gesso
Leaf
Painted
MIRROR

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

35.375 x 23.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.658