Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet

Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet, Image 1

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.

Date: Circa 1810-1825

Measurement: 41.25" x 23.25"

Material: Gilded wood, gesso, and eglomise

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


SKU: 1213-3

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email drh@aaawt.com.

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