Queen Anne Mirror, Scrolled Crest, Molded Frame
Probably New England, Circa 1755-1765
Walnut veneer on pine
Scrolled crest above a molded frame with carved
and gilt liner, original surface
(Missing a small wedge of molding at bottom left, two tiny upper corner losses that we
can professional restore; typical shrinkage cracks to molded frame;17.75 x 9.75)
Antique Mirror, Chippendale Looking Glass, Retaining Label of Earps & Co.,
EARPS & Co.
CORNER OF MARKET AND FIRST STREET
GILT AND MAHOGANT FRAME LOOKING GLASSES
A 18th century Philadelphia looking glass bearing original label, arching scrollwork crest
featuring pinecone ears, and similarly scrolled bottom centering molded slip. (The
center lobe of crest has a horizontal fissure and has been repaired; we note that a 2”
section of bottom lobe is replaced; a very attractive looking glass; 35.5 x 17.75")
Mirror, Queen Anne Looking Glass, Pierced
Scroll Crest, Parcel Gilt, Molded Slip
America or England, Circa 1725-1750
Walnut veneer, pine
Walnut and gilt gesso with a scrolled crest and pierced and gilded Prince of Wales feathers above a rectangular scroll molded slip with central mirror plate flanked by scrolled ears above a shaped apron featuring recessed carving.
(One scrolled ear replaced, otherwise very attractive, imperfections are minor and commensurate with age.
38 by 19”)
Mahogany, gilded wood, string-inlay and gesso on wire
Uniquely American, New York
With a decidedly American personality, excelling in vertical proportion, festooned with flowers and foliage and no English cognate; this example remains in a seldom-encountered high state of originality. Centering the graceful high tightly scrolled molded and carved crest ornamented with Tudor roses is the beautifully executed carved and gilded urn with wheat and floral stocks artistically arranged; beneath which is mounted a molded oval medallion boss. A bead molding is applied to the frames outside edges with the carved and gilt sight edge molding glued to the inside edges. A simple string inlay centers the inner and outer moldings. The crest with a single line inlay is butted and glued to the top of frame edge; secured by blocking and straps with the outstanding elaborate transitional Rococo scrolled base and corner scrolls likewise butted and secured against the frame. The surface of this mahogany veneer on white pine mirror appears to be original and has a rich patina. Probably New York City or Albany. (Height: 64"; width: 24 3/8".)
Frame, Ripple Molded, Mirror
A fine and richly tooled reverse ogee profile, ebonized ripple molding frame with late plate. Dimensions: 13" by 16".