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Looking glass

Object Number: 
1945.125
Date: 
1845-1855
Medium: 
Wood, glass, gesso, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 48 x 33 x 3 in. ( 121.9 x 83.8 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Oval Rococo Revival looking glass in carved and gilded frame with reverse serpentine scrolls interspersed with flowers, and a scallop shell at top and bottom.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this looking glass once belonged to Frederic de Peyster (1790-1882) of 76 University Place, New York City, and later passed to his grandson Johnston Livingston de Peyster.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Estelle de Peyster Hosmer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group