Condition: Fine original condition including surface
Reference:American Furniture-The Federal Period by Charles Montgomery, page 285, plate 248 for a nearly identical example within the Winterthur collection.
Additional Information: A tall rectangular dressing glass suspended by tapering fluted
and blocked columns surmounted with belted finials…the columns joining block and
turned stretcher; raised on scrolled base.
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")
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”)
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".)
A fine and richly tooled reverse ogee profile, ebonized ripple molding frame with late plate. Dimensions: 13" by 16".
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