Looking glass

Object Number: 
1953.310
Date: 
1750-1780
Medium: 
Walnut veneer, pine, glass, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 53 x 28 x 5 in. ( 134.6 x 71.1 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular Chippendale looking glass with walnut veneer frame; broken scroll pediment with gilded molding surmounted by a carved and gilded phoenix with outstretched wings; mirror plate surrounded by molded border with gilding beyond which is a second border outlining block corners above the mirror plate and following the scalloped and serpentine shape of the base of the frame; with carved and gilded openwork vines lining indented edge on either side of frame.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Woodhull Overton, in memory of her mother, Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group