Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1800–1810
53 x 29 in.
Mirror glass; gilding
Sack catalogue description: Classical gilt convex mirror of important size, circular molded frame with chain-carved inner border and gilded balls, surmounted by beautifully sculptured black eagle on flaring leaf plinth; flanked by scrolled brackets, the base with two intertwined dolphins and four scrolled gilt candle brackets supporting candle sockets. This mirror is not labeled, yet comparison of this glass with the engraving on John Doggett's label shown below leaves no doubt to its authorship; related are the intertwined dolphins, the distinctive plinths with flaring leaves and the broad leaf-carved brackets. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 912, pl. P3618.
Classical gilt convex girandole mirror
Decoration and ornament -- Neoclassical style Furniture -- United States
girandole mirrors (AAT) looking glasses (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, November 1972 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.