Looking glass : detail of maker's mark

Creator:
Woodbury, Luther, active ca. 1780-1800
Published/Created:
Beverly, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1780–1800
Physical Description:
43 x 23 1/2 in.
Materials:
Mirror glass; mahogany; gilding
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite scrolled mirror, burled mahogany veneered front with beaded mirror border, crest with gilded raised urn in bellflower oval over incised gilded floral panel; incised gilded drapery panel in base, signed "Luther Woodbury of Beverly" on the backboard. Not much is known about Luther Woodbury of Beverly, Massachusetts; the contemporary script written below Woodbury's mark on the backboard of this mirror, reading "30 leaves 12 horns," possibly denotes the quantity of gilt employed. It is our theory that a carver engaged by Woodbury to highlight this mirror made this inscription.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 2, p. 343, pl. 850.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite scrolled mirror
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
2341
Genre:
looking glasses (AAT)
mirrors (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, June 1966
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 9923 cab1dr2 tiff
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10981436
OID:
11873802
PID:
digcoll:1024730

Number of Pages: 1
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