Looking Glass

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1805

GUSN

GUSN-5339

Description

Two-part looking glass has eglomise panel at top depicting architectural ruins painted in gold with gray patterned border; below is mirrored glass; gilded frame is molded; stepped pediment and molded sides have a series of applied gesso spheres; simple molded base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

looking glasses
mirrors
verre églomisé
gesso
mirrors
wood (plant material)
glass (material)
ruins
Sheraton
Glass
Gesso
Sheraton
Eglomise
Ruin
MIRROR

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

31.875 x 18.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.690