Looking Glass

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1810

GUSN

GUSN-5306

Description

Two-part looking glass has gilt frame with fluted Tuscan columnar jambs with scrolled capital supporting molded pediment; pediment juts foreward, has beaded motif; simple molded base with square corners; top section is eglomise panel with central gilded basket of flowers; diamond-like silver diapers at sides; bottom section encloses mirrored glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

looking glasses
mirrors
verre églomisé
gesso
gilding
mirrors
wood (plant material)
glass (material)
Federal
Tuscan order
columns (architectural elements)
Glass
Gesso
Eglomise
Gilded
Tuscan Column
Federal
MIRROR

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

37.5 x 18.875 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.659