Federal Mirror, Commodore O.H. Perry

Carved Dolphins, Eglomise Tablet, Rare Form

Federal Mirror, Commodore O.H. Perry

A most unusual, early Sheraton example. The lower frame is surmounted by a reeded and dental molded top section flanked by a pair of carved and gilt dolphins. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s portrait is within a most magnificent wreath; at the bottom is a panoply of arms interwoven with ribbon banner reading, “WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND THEY ARE OURS”. Perry is flanked by two pair of American flags above which is a spreading eagle clutching a ribbon. The vignette is festooned by a wreath.

Item Date: Circa 1812-1820

Estimated Year: 1816

Measurement: 41" x 15.5"

Material: Mahogany, parcel gilt, reverse painting on glass

Item Condition: Good, water damage to eglomise as depicted, tiny loss to gilded flag canton at 9-o'clock. Two small sections of backboard are missing from top section.

Price: $2,950

SKU 232-388

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email drh@aaawt.com.

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