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Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet
Date/Period: Circa 1810-1825


Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet, entire view

Measurement: 41.25" x 23.25"

Material: Gilded wood, gesso, and eglomise

Condition: Excellent, gilt surface looks to have been refreshed many years ago.

Additional Information: George Washington’s death compelled a long farewell, a
mourning period that lasted several years…embroidered pictures, needlework’s,
mourning jewelry, samplers with mourning scenes and domestic decorative arts such as
this mirror. The reverse painted tablet prominently displays a portrait of Washington
within gilt oval flanked by cenotaph urns on monuments [plinths], weeping trees, and
sunset sky. These artistic devices speak to the iconographic vocabulary of mourn art
during the period. Stepped-out architectural cornice above turned and split columns;
stiles and rails joined by corner blocks. This looking glass has been in a Worcester,
Massachusetts family for many generations, thence by family decent to current owner.

$3,850.00

1213-3


Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet, detail view 1

Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet, detail view 2

Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet, back view



Title: Federal Mirror, Commodore O.H. Perry, Carved Dolphins, Eglomise Tablet, Rare Form
Date/Period: Circa 1812-1820


Federal Mirror, Commodore O.H. Perry, Carved Dolphins, Eglomise Tablet, Rare Form, entire view

Measurement: 41" x 15.5"

Material: Mahogany, parcel gilt, reverse painting on glass

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.

Additional Information: 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.

$3,800.00

232-388


Federal Mirror, Commodore O.H. Perry, Carved Dolphins, Eglomise Tablet, Rare Form, detail view 2

Federal Mirror, Commodore O.H. Perry, Carved Dolphins, Eglomise Tablet, Rare Form, detail view 3

Federal Mirror, Commodore O.H. Perry, Carved Dolphins, Eglomise Tablet, Rare Form, back view



Antique Mirror, Paint Decorated
Date/Period: Circa 1820-1830


Antique Mirror, Paint Decorated, entire view

Measurement: 10.5" x 8.5"

Condition: Good, green overpaint worn exposing original grain painted surface

Additional Information: A nice country mirror displaying broad brushstrokes of red
against a salmon ground; edges of frame remain in green paint. Within the frame is a
piece of period appropriate silvered glass

$445.00

745-230


Antique Mirror, Paint Decorated, entire view



Carved & Gilt Mirror, Basket of Flowers
Festooned with Floral Garland & Cascading Leafy Branches & Cones
French, Louis 16...circa 1800 Pine, gesso and gilt


Carved & Gilt Mirror, Basket of Flowers
Festooned with Floral Garland & Cascading Leafy Branches & Cones

Pierced crest over rectangular gilt frame centering plate; geometric and pinecone drop finials.
(Excellent original condition: 17.25" x 26.75")


Carved & Gilt Mirror, Basket of Flowers
Festooned with Floral Garland & Cascading Leafy Branches & Cones

$1,495.00

1012-136




Mirror, Classical Gilt Stenciled Frame,
Grape Leaf, Grapes & Tendrils
Likely New York or Philadelphia, circa 1830
A fine example, extreme attention to detail,
great surface…


Mirror, Classical Gilt Stenciled Frame, Grape Leaf, Grapes & Tendrils   
Likely New York or Philadelphia, circa 1830
A fine example, extreme attention to detail, great surface, entire view

Grain painted and parcel gilt, ovolo, bead, and step molded frame centering two-part
plates; excellent original condition including glass and backboard. A remarkable
survivor. (43 5/8" x 22.5" x 2.5")


Mirror, Classical Gilt Stenciled Frame, Grape Leaf, Grapes & Tendrils   
Likely New York or Philadelphia, circa 1830
A fine example, extreme attention to detail, great surface, detail view

Mirror, Classical Gilt Stenciled Frame, Grape Leaf, Grapes & Tendrils   
Likely New York or Philadelphia, circa 1830
A fine example, extreme attention to detail, great surface, back view

$4,125.00

270-173




Federal Giltwood Split Column Mirror, Reverse Painted Tablet, James Todd
Portland, Maine, Circa 1820-1825
Best gilding and eglomise panel attributed to Charles Codman
Remarkable original condition…


Federal Giltwood Split Column Mirror, Reverse Painted Tablet, James Todd
Portland, Maine, Circa 1820-1825
Best gilding and eglomise panel attributed to Charles Codman
Remarkable original condition…, entire view

The frame with applied split balusters joining raised corner blocks featuring a gilt
pattern; reverse-painted tablet showing a classical woman and child reclined on
recamier centered by drapery. The tablet displays Codman’s style and favored colors.
(15.75 b 32.25”)

The verso retaining the label of James Todd’s LOOKING-GLASS MANUFACTORY who
worked at various addressed in Portland, Maine from 1820 to circa 1866 who was born
at Hingham, Massachusetts and was brother of William, a cabinet maker with shops in
Boston and Hingham. At the age of 16 James apprenticed to Paul Mondelly, a French-born
looking glass maker with a shop in Boston.

One of the early landscape painters, Charles Codman was born in Portland, Maine and
lived there for most of his life. He was a self-taught, successful painter of landscapes
and marine scenes, primitive portraits, painting and enameling on glass for timepieces,
looking glasses, ladies’ needlework and signs. It is believed Codman apprenticed with
clockmakers, Simon and Aaron Willard of Roxbury and after that sign-painter, John
Ritto Penniman of Roxbury and Boston.


Federal Giltwood Split Column Mirror, Reverse Painted Tablet, James Todd
Portland, Maine, Circa 1820-1825
Best gilding and eglomise panel attributed to Charles Codman
Remarkable original condition…, top detail

Federal Giltwood Split Column Mirror, Reverse Painted Tablet, James Todd
Portland, Maine, Circa 1820-1825
Best gilding and eglomise panel attributed to Charles Codman
Remarkable original condition…, back view

Federal Giltwood Split Column Mirror, Reverse Painted Tablet, James Todd
Portland, Maine, Circa 1820-1825
Best gilding and eglomise panel attributed to Charles Codman
Remarkable original condition…, back detail

$2,175.00

274-225




Veneered Looking-Glass
Probably London
Circa 1710


Veneered Looking-Glass Probably London
Circa 1710, entire view

Pine with walnut veneer. Measures 24.5-inches in height and 12.5-inches in width.

$750

621-30


Veneered Looking-Glass Probably London
Circa 1710, top detail
Veneered Looking-Glass Probably London
Circa 1710, back view



Vintage Courting Mirror, Carved Lovebirds on Horseshoe, Chip Carved Base
Unknown Maker, Probably Second Quarter 20th Century


Vintage Courting Mirror, Carved Lovebirds on Horseshoe, Chip Carved Base
Unknown Maker, Probably Second Quarter 20th Century, entire view

White pine, red stain (6.25" x 11.25" x 1")


Vintage Courting Mirror, Carved Lovebirds on Horseshoe, Chip Carved Base
Unknown Maker, Probably Second Quarter 20th Century, back view

$850.00

290-51




Mirror, Embroidered Frame in the 17th Century Style,
Worked in Wool Thread
Appears to be late 19th century


Mirror, Embroidered Frame in the 17th Century Style,view 2

(Excellent original condition; height: 65.75"; bottom case: width: 39.25"; depth: 20.5"; top case: width: 37.75"; depth: 19.75")


Mirror, Embroidered Frame in the 17th Century Style,view 1

Mirror, Embroidered Frame in the 17th Century Style,

$975.00

335-121




Cushion Molded Mirror, Looking Glass
Circa 1680, England
Walnut, walnut veneer and deal


Cushion Molded Mirror, Looking Glass
Circa 1680
England, entire view

This nearly square example features old, probably original mirror plate within broad ovolo molding centered by sections of half-round molded surrounds.
(Dimensions: 17 by 16 3/8")

$2,850


843-108




William and Mary Cushion Mirror, Looking Glass
Probably England
Circa 1680 to 1720
Walnut and walnut veneer on pine


William and Mary Cushion Mirror, Looking Glass
Probably England
Circa 1680 to 1720, entire view

An attractive mirror; once was surmounted by crest (18 by 16")

$600

1042-8


William and Mary Cushion Mirror, Looking Glass
Probably England
Circa 1680 to 1720, scale view


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