Wood, glass, gesso, gilding
Overall (approx.): 47 x 27 x 7 in. (119.4 x 68.6 x 17.8 cm)
Oval Chippendale looking glass in gilded frame; crestpiece with floral stalks and a boat-shaped base with pendant vines at each end that descend halfway down on each side; central oval mirror plate separated from eight surrounding sections by beaded molding, with the whole enclosed in a gadrooned oval frame; two-branch candelabrum with glass prisms attached to frame at base.
According to the accession records, this is one of a pair of looking glasses from the Beekman mansion at First Avenue and 51st Street in New York City.
Gift of Mrs. Scribner Schieffelin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.