Condition: Shrinkage crack that can be reapproximated by trimming glass
Additional Information: From Lew Scranton’s personal collection (1980); sold onsite
by Skinner, May 21, 1016. This little gem of a looking glass was carved from the solid
and features a shaped crest and bottom edge; the back is initialed and dated.
The oxidized natural surface is outstanding.
The magnificent, fine and ornate carved and gilt frame with heavily carved scrolling,
floral motifs and piercing centers a no less than incredible engraved mirror-plate that is
surmounted by an engaged carved canopy set with engraved mirror-plate; the base with
similar carving and inset plate receives a pair of scrolled arms with acanthus ornament,
knops and turned candle sockets.
(H: 40"; W: 23"; D: 8")
This extremely fine, American, gilded over-mantle mirror is elaborately decorated
throughout. The blocked, entablature is decorated with acorn-shaped drops above a
superb, crosshatched frieze, supported by four turned columns featuring Corinthian
capitals. The high quality of this mirror is noteworthy. The condition is excellent, with
minor expected repairs to the gilding and decoration. The gilding is in excellent condition.
Rectangular eglomiase panel ornamented with two dwellings centering a tree surmounted by swaged drapery; the black, salmon, gold, and tan pigments against a white ground. The reeded stiles centering the tablet and original mirror plate are joined by top, center, and bottom rails; the top with applied leafy devices; the bottom with plinth corner blocks. This mirror remains in a very high state of originality including backboard. (25.5 by 13” at molding corner)
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