Condition: The mirror is in fine original condition with minor, expected minor
repairs to inlay and gesso, as expected some leaves have been
Additional Information: This Hepplewhite mirror with applied crest and fine inlay is a
form associated with the finest examples made in Federal New York. The crest
consists of a gilt gesso, carved urn featuring a lobbed body and applied floral blossoms.
The urn is flanked by a gilt carved and molded swan's neck pediment terminating in
floral rosettes. The crest is veneered with a richly grained mahogany panel inlaid with
an oval medallion depicting a classical floral urn. Gilt moldings frame the original mirror
glass and a line inlaid border. The mirror sides are flanked with applied drop garlands
with gilt carved foliage and rosettes. The lower panel displays rich mahogany veneer
and is embellished with heavily scrolled and shaped ears.
Mahogany, pine and mahogany veneer, original surface; backboard and blocks appear to be clear white pine in best color. (Tip of one lower-outside scroll is replaced, one scroll is missing; 20.5 x 13.25")
This early Empire example with nice baluster and ring turnings featuring checkered capitals joined by corner blocks with applied decorative leaf ornaments retains its original gold leaf. (Excellent condition; 55.5 by 31")
A beautiful and elaborate frame with a rectangular mirror plate within a molded carved and gilt scroll edge frame surmounted by a spectacular carved, pierced and gilt double scroll pediment centered by a gilt-wood eagle, the sides with gilt-wood bellflower and acorn trails. (24.5 by 50")
This mahogany and mahogany veneer on white pine example has a lovely carved and applied ogee molding surrounding the two-piece beveled glasses. There are no repairs to the tall crest or returns; glue blocks are intact and prevented warping and cracking so often encounter. In generally excellent condition with the top glass possibly re-silvered; a few small sections of molding have been refreshed; Nice old patina. (31.5 by 13.75".)
Overhanging cornice with spherules, reverse painted tablet with oak leaf border, the rectangular plate flanked by convex columns with rope-twist decoration. The backboard retains nearly the entire original label advertising Lothrop’s business.
(Any imperfections are minor, and commensurate with age and use; 21.5 by 11”)
Fan carved crest centered by scrolls cants backwards as does the scrolled and lobed bottom rail; mortise and tenon joinery affix the cove-molded stiles…the slip is molded.
Very early brown paint over red wash. The period glass likely replaced as is backboard, else fine.
(17.5 x 13.5"; rabbet: 10.25 x 14.25", view area: 13.5” by 9.5”)
1221-10 - SOLD
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