Looking Glass

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1825-1850

GUSN

GUSN-5307

Description

Vertical rectangular looking glass; above is a horizonal reverse painting on glass of a river scene with sailboat; applied vertical and horizontal turned half-round moldings; corners have applied square blocks with carved ball-flower.

Details

Descriptive Terms

looking glasses
mirrors
gilding
mirrors
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
wood (plant material)
glass (material)
Empire (style)
sailboats
Glass
Gilded
Empire
Painted
Sailboat
MIRROR

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

36.125 x 16.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.660