Looking Glass

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1810

GUSN

GUSN-5440

Description

Rectangular two-part looking glass with gilt and gesso frame and upper eglomise panel; fluted vertical columns enclose the mirrored glass, rising from a block base and terminating in a flat molded pediment; the decorative eglomise scene has a landscape flanked by ovoid floral medallions.

Details

Descriptive Terms

looking glasses
mirrors
verre églomisé
gesso
gilding
mirrors
wood (plant material)
glass (material)
architecture (object genre)
architectural elements
Federal
Sheraton
Gesso
Glass
Architecture
Eglomise
Gilded
Federal
Sheraton
MIRROR

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

32 x 18 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.759