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")
Additional Information: Highly individual design, mortise, tenon, and peg joined frame.
Checkout the carving on verso of crest! 19th century red varnish over original red. The
applicator of red varnish got some on edges mirrored glass, we are confident that the
plate is original. An outstanding piece of Americana
The carved scrolled crest above a molded frame centering mirror plate; the crest curves backward; original glue blocks and backboard. (Tiny wood loss at upper right proper frame miter, as expected shrinkage cracks, else fine; 14 x 8.5")
Pierced cruciform finial above scratch decorated lobed crest above silvered glass; maker used chipped fragment of glass and cleverly filled the small missing area with carved wood. The piece appears earlier than the scratched date of 1838. (6.25 x 3.75 inches.)
745-26 - SOLD
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