Looking glass

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-7646

Description

Rectangular frame has inner border of beads and dashes. Corner blocks have carved rosettes at outer edge, forming square "ears". Grey-painted with pale green highlights. Wire finial of leafy vines and shaft of wheat. Enclosed replaced mirror has beveled edge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

looking glasses
mirrors
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
carving (processes)
gesso
glass (material)
molding (forming)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
acanthus (motif)
Adam Style
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
Federal
rosette (motif)
swags
wheat straw
Glass
Gesso
Federal
Adam
Molded
Beaded
Rosette
Wheat Sheaf
Swag
Acanthus
Painted
Carved
MIRROR, CHEVAL

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

48.25 x 22.625 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.364