Looking glass

Object Number: 
1963.81
Date: 
1790-1820
Medium: 
Mahogany veneer, pine, glass, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 45 1/2 x 24 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 115.6 x 61.6 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular Chippendale looking glass with mahogany veneer frame; ornately shaped crest with arched center with applied carved and gilded phoenix mounted in front of circular piercing; mirror plate surrounded by molded border with gilding; intricately shaped triangular base with projecting scroll at each corner.
Gallery Label: 
A similar looking glass is illustrated in Christie's sale catalogue, January 27, 1996, p. 150.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group