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Looking glass. Gilding, gesso. Pier form. Wide overhanging cornice. Cove molding with applied ball ornament above frieze composed of alternating laurel wreaths and stylized anthemions. Elaborate carved gesso cartouche of central sunburst blossom flanked with double branched foliate scrolls and floral drops in rectangular field. Free-standing columns with acanthus capitals, center spool framed by acanthus leaves, and urn-shaped bases anchored in four corner blocks with applied lion's heads. Spiral rod above coved and quarter-rounded molding at base.
Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.),
56 1/2 x 38 3/8 x 8 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Caroline Barr Wade
Probably Massachusetts (United States)