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Looking glasses (pair)

Object Number: 
1951.424a-b
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Wood, glass, gesso, gilding
Dimensions: 
each approx.: 47 x 27 x 7 in. ( 119.4 x 68.6 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Pair of oval Chippendale looking glasses in gilded frames; 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 lustres attached to frame at base.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this pair of looking glasses is from the Beekman mansion at First Avenue and 51st Street in New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Scribner Schieffelin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group