Two-part Looking Glass

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1820

GUSN

GUSN-7637

Description

Sheraton style. Rectangular shaped frame with beaded inner edge. Carved rosettes at corner blocks with relief decoration of corn-like motifs bordering frame. Mirrored glass surmounted by an eglomise panel (possibly repainted) of a spread-winged eagle set in black oval reserve on a blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

looking glasses
mirrors
verre églomisé
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
wood (plant material)
American
Sheraton
Glass
Gesso
Gilded
Eglomise
Sheraton
Eagle
Liberty
America
MIRROR, WALL

Inscription

Inscribed, ""Liberty"".

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

34.25 x 19.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.466