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Looking Glass, Boston Japanned Mirror, Exceedingly Rare
Date/Period: Circa 1730


Looking Glass, Boston Japanned Mirror, Exceedingly Rare, entire view

Measurement: 26.5" x 14.75"

Material: Northeastern white pine

Condition: Given the inherently fragile nature of all the elements of a japanned looking
glass (frame, paint, and glass), this example has survived in remarkable condition. The
japanned decoration has sustained only the most minor losses and retains an original
coat of varnish. The crest has never been removed nor reinforced. Even more
surprising, the mercury glass plate is intact and in place. Covering this element, the
original backboard has not been disturbed and is affixed with 18th-century tapered iron
shims. No re-nailing has taken place. Finally, the original slotted wooden hanger
remains attached to the upper horizontal section of the frame. As the frame is not
veneered as moat 18th-century examples, the thin cresting has remained vertical rather
than curling backwards. At some point the vertical braces applied to the back of the
crest for support were lost. Also, a few nails were added to the corners of the frame to
stabilize the joints that were previously only secured with wooden shims.

Additional Information: This japanned mirror-frame represents a rare survival of an
early example of the form. Designed as two tiers of ogee curves, the cresting reflects a
mode of design consistent with the early Baroque period: 1710-1730. The horse and
rider motif are rarely encountered in any surviving japanned work. Perhaps a mounted
warrior, this representation's Asian overtones align it with the early period of Boston
japanning. Constructed of wide grained white pine free of knots and insect damage, the
frame is clearly of New England manufacture.


In addition to case furniture, Boston woodworking-craftsmen and japanners
collaborated on smaller items. A range of crested mirrors frames were produced as a
local alternative to the numerous English examples sold in New England. The domestic
mirrors appear to have been made in relatively limited quantities as they likely could not
compete with the low cost and availability of English imports. It was not until after 1750
that the increased availability of labor and the local manufacture of mirror glass
supported by the overall expansion of the New England economy facilitated the large-
scale production of looking glasses. The majority of New England mirror frames date
from this period. Configured with applied ears and fretwork cresting, the later examples
reflect the mid-18th century Baroque aesthetic.

New England japanned looking-glass frames were constructed of clear-grained white-
pine, rather than the typically knotty spruce and deal seen in their English equivalents.
The molded frames and applied crest patterns that New England craftsmen employed
were often stylistically simpler when compared to the format of English mirrors.
Typically, the completed frames were coated with a thick black pigment. This base layer
was then adorned with gilt--work motifs built up on a gesso ground and accented with
red and green. Although the process was different, the overall visual affect created by
this technique was conceived to replicate oriental lacquer. In keeping with the Asiatic
aesthetic, motifs derived from English interpretations of oriental iconography were often
employed, including scholar's rocks, warriors, and dragons. Later examples returned to
western themes, shells foliage, and other naturalistic forms.

$7,200.00

1359-15


Looking Glass, Boston Japanned Mirror, Exceedingly Rare, detail view

Looking Glass, Boston Japanned Mirror, Exceedingly Rare, detail view 2

Looking Glass, Boston Japanned Mirror, Exceedingly Rare, back view



Mirror, Rocaille Carved and Pierced Giltwood with Girandole, Etched Glass
Outstanding engraved plate featuring gentleman warmed by fire
Continental
18th Century


Mirror, Rocaille Carved and Pierced Giltwood with Girandole, Etched Glass
Outstanding engraved plate featuring gentleman warmed by fire
Continental
18th Century, entire view

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")

$8,250.00

424-127


Mirror, Rocaille Carved and Pierced Giltwood with Girandole, Etched Glass
Outstanding engraved plate featuring gentleman warmed by fire
Continental
18th Century, detail view



Mirror, Great Blue Paint, Eastlake Style
Date/Period: 1870-1890


Mirror, Great Blue Paint, Eastlake Style, entire view

Measurement: 12.25" x 14"

Material: Walnut

Condition: Paint is very old and displays a wonderful surface…obviously not original, nor is the backboard.

Additional Information: The stiles and rails joining incises, and shaped corner blocks.

$1,050.00

745-270


Mirror, Great Blue Paint, Eastlake Style, detail view

Mirror, Great Blue Paint, Eastlake Style, back view



Federal Giltwood Overmantel Mirror
America, Possibly New York State
Circa 1815


Federal Giltwood Overmantel Mirror America, Possibly New York State, entire view

69.5” long, 28.5” high.

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.

$5,650.00

270-171




Mirror, Queen Anne Looking Glass Featuring Pierced Crest
Probably Dutch for American Market
Date/Period: 1740-1760


Mirror, Queen Anne Looking Glass Featuring Pierced Crest Probably Dutch for American Market, entire view

Measurement: 31.25" x 13"

Material: Walnut veneers on pie

Condition: Excellent, original surface, likely original glass;
top crest curves backward

$895.00

621-163


Mirror, Queen Anne Looking Glass Featuring Pierced Crest Probably Dutch for American Market, detail view

Mirror, Queen Anne Looking Glass Featuring Pierced Crest Probably Dutch for American Market, back view



Mirror, Queen Anne looking Glass, Scrolled Crest, Original Surface, and Glass
Probably New England
Date/Period: 1740-1780 - SOLD


Mirror, Queen Anne looking Glass, Scrolled Crest, Original Surface, and Glass Probably New England, entire view

Measurement: 16.75" x 10.25"

Material: Walnut

Condition: Good, commensurate with age and use. Small thin flake of wood missing at
lower right side of crest.

Additional Information: Nice small size, shapely crest…chamfered backboard; great
color and patina.

SOLD

745-251


Mirror, Queen Anne looking Glass, Scrolled Crest, Original Surface, and Glass Probably New England, back view



Chippendale Mirrors, Closely Related Pair, Attributed to Wayne & Biddle
Philadelphia
Date/Period: 1795-1805


Chippendale Mirrors, Closely Related Pair, Attributed to Wayne & Biddle Philadelphia, entire view

Measurement: 46.75" x 22.75"

Material: Mahogany, mahogany veneer, white pine, and poplar

Condition: Very good, any imperfections are trivial, commensurate with age and use.

$2,650.00 the pair…

259-71


Chippendale Mirrors, Closely Related Pair, Attributed to Wayne & Biddle Philadelphia, entire view 2

Chippendale Mirrors, Closely Related Pair, Attributed to Wayne & Biddle Philadelphia, entire view 3

Chippendale Mirrors, Closely Related Pair, Attributed to Wayne & Biddle Philadelphia, detail view 1

Chippendale Mirrors, Closely Related Pair, Attributed to Wayne & Biddle Philadelphia, detail view 2

Chippendale Mirrors, Closely Related Pair, Attributed to Wayne & Biddle Philadelphia, back view 1

Chippendale Mirrors, Closely Related Pair, Attributed to Wayne & Biddle Philadelphia, detail view 3

Chippendale Mirrors, Closely Related Pair, Attributed to Wayne & Biddle Philadelphia, detail view 4

Chippendale Mirrors, Closely Related Pair, Attributed to Wayne & Biddle Philadelphia, entire view



Eighteenth Century Looking Glass, Queen Anne Mirror, Probably American
Date/Period: 1740-1760 - SOLD


Eighteenth Century Looking Glass, Queen Anne Mirror, Probably American, entire view

Measurement: 32" x 13.25"

Material: Walnut veneer on white pine

Condition: Good, untouched condition, trivial scattered scattered veneer losses that do
not distract whereas the frame displays a very dark patina…as they say, “in-the-black”.
Typical of these high crests without a vertical brace this example bows backwards,
however it hangs and displays well.

Additional Information: A early Queen Anne looking glass retaining original plate and
surface. Frame members are of lapped construction. The tall pierced and scrolled crest
above a rectangular molded frame having an engaged parcel gilt inner edge. As
depicted, a scrolled pendent apron. The backboard features beveled edges. A
survivor…

SOLD

270-187


Eighteenth Century Looking Glass, Queen Anne Mirror, Probably American, detail view 1

Eighteenth Century Looking Glass, Queen Anne Mirror, Probably American, detail view 2

Eighteenth Century Looking Glass, Queen Anne Mirror, Probably American, back view



William and Mary Mirror, Original Double Plate Beveled Glass and Backboard
First half 18th Century
Shaped crest and wonderful molding enclosing two part mirror


Antique William and Mary Mirror with Original Double Plate Beveled Glass, 18th Century, entire view

(16.25 by 35”)

$1,600

1008-97


Antique William and Mary Mirror with Original Double Plate Beveled Glass, 18th Century, with ruler for scale



Courting Mirror, Original Paint, Turned Split & Applied Columns and Spheres
Date/Period: Early 19th century - SOLD


Courting Mirror, Original Paint, Turned Split & Applied Columns and Spheres, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 16.25"; width: 9"; depth: 1.75"

Material: Pine, polychrome

Condition: Very good, original paint, dry patina, glass likely replaced, backboard
replaced with carboard. Displays well.

Additional Information: Arched crest flanked by lobes with scratch-carving centering
carved orb all surmounting the frame turned split columns and half-spheres.

SOLD

745-214


Courting Mirror, Original Paint, Turned Split & Applied Columns and Spheres, entire view 2



18th Century Mirror – Wall, Queen Anne,
Marquetry Inlay, Beveled Plate
England, circa 1710-1730


18th Century Mirror – Wall, Queen Anne, Marquetry Inlay, Beveled Plate
England, circa 1710-1730, entire view

Outstanding walnut with contrasting wood inlays featuring inlaid floral and foliate
patterns. Very good condition; frame: 24" x 30.5"; glass: 18.5" x 25"


18th Century Mirror – Wall, Queen Anne, Marquetry Inlay, Beveled Plate
England, circa 1710-1730, detail view

18th Century Mirror – Wall, Queen Anne, Marquetry Inlay, Beveled Plate
England, circa 1710-1730, back view

$1,585.00

660-47




Sheraton Stenciled Mirror


Sheraton Stenciled Mirror, entire view

Split mirror with reverse colorful painted scene in top section. The mirror is in a black painted pine frame with gold stenciled decoration. Pine frame
Dimensions: 12.5 by 22.25-inches.

$1,835

736-1


Sheraton Stenciled Mirror, scale view
Sheraton Stenciled Mirror, painting detail



Large Three Section Overmantle Gilt Mirror, Neoclassical, Late Sheraton/Empire
American, Second Quarter 19th Century


Antique Large Three Section Overmantle Gilt Mirror, 19th Century, entire view

Turned and split-columns on frame joined by blocked corners with rosettes under molded overhanging top. (63 by 25 by 5”)

$950

572-73




Sheraton Reverse Painted Mirror
Circa 1825


Sheraton Reverse Painted Mirror
Circa 1825, entire view

Measures 11 by 22-inches.

$450

272-6




Mirror, Federal, Original Surface, Eglomise, Paint, and Mirror Plate
American
Circa 1810


Antique Federal Mirror in Original Surface with Eglomise Decoration, Circa 1810, entire view

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)

$685

903-75




Chippendale Mirror


Chippendale Mirror, entire view

Dimensions: 24.875 by 13.75-inches.

$425

593-2


Chippendale Mirror, top detail
Chippendale Mirror, back detail




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