Looking glass

Object Number: 
1976.42
Date: 
1790-1815
Medium: 
Wood, glass, paint, gesso, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 55 1/2 x 24 x 5 5/8 in. ( 141 x 61 x 14.3 cm )
Description: 
Pillar looking glass with gilded double frame; overhanging indented cornice with 19 gilded balls suspended from underside above grayish white frieze with applied gilded ornaments; verre églomisé panel, which is set between brackets with applied decoration, depicting rustic landscape in half-circular frame, with leaf sprays in spandrel corners; pillars with spool-like capital and bundled shaft, and bases resting on blocks framing molding at base of mirror.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Reginald P. Rose, in memory of her mother, Mrs. Harry Horton Benkard
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group