Looking glass

Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
England, United Kingdom
ca. 1810–1820
Physical Description:
45 x 37 in.
Materials:
Mirror glass; gilding; brass; glass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Classical gilt convex mirrror of exceptional quality and original gilt, finely sculptured eagle poised in flight perched on rocks and flanked by dolphins, the concave frame with leaf carving and spherules; four serpentine candlearms with brass candleholders and replaced glass bobeches. Probably Boston, Massachusetts, but possibly English.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 8, p. 2245, pl. P5771.
Variant Titles:
Classical gilt convex girandole mirror
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Neoclassical style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Neoclassical
Culture:
American or English
Accession Number:
5771
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 1985
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:
10981879
PID:
digcoll:845958