Looking glass

Creator:
Doggett, John, Sr., 1780-1857 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1800–1810
Physical Description:
53 x 29 in.
Materials:
Mirror glass; gilding
Notes:
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.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 912, pl. P3618.
Variant Titles:
Classical gilt convex girandole mirror
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Neoclassical style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Neoclassical
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3618
Genre:
girandole mirrors (AAT)
looking glasses (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, November 1972
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:
10981558
PID:
digcoll:845855