Looking glass

Creator:
Badlam, Stephen, 1751-1815
Published/Created:
Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1780
Physical Description:
46 x 23 3/4 in.
Materials:
Mirror glass; mahogany; gilding
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Chippendale mahogany and gilt mirror, broken arch top with leaf-carved and gilded cornice molding and silhouetted strapwork in inner arch, original carved and gilded phoenix on plinth fronted by laurel wreath; the original glass bordered by egg and dart-carved gilded border. Made by Stephen Badlam, branded "S. BADLAM" on the base of the backboard; the identification of a mirror of this form and quality as American is important in proving that at least some fine mirrors of this period were made here.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, p. 1645, pl. P4755.
Variant Titles:
Chippendale mahogany and gilt mirror
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Chippendale style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Chippendale
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4755
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, May 1979
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:
10981722
OID:
11873864
PID:
digcoll:847229

Number of Pages: 3
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