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")
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”)
An extraordinary Chinese Chippendale style mirror, featuring striking elaborate carving
and three-dimensional design. The small shelf crest surmounting mirror facilitated the
display of a treasured object. Candle arms flank multiple, intricately cut, individual
pieces of mirror glass. (Fine condition: Length: 66"; height: 27"; depth: 6.75")
The scrolled crest surmounting molded gimbaled frame that is secured to stiles, featuring molded and
beaded edges, by brass wingnuts with backplates, the wingnuts may be Victorian replacements; stiles
joined by similarly molded and beaded rail; the whole raised on trestle base resting on padded
feet. The pierced magnifying glass frame traverses within a dado. Minor imperfections consistent
with age and use; one trestle with horizontal fissure, small veneer replacement at left proper
outside spur of crest…tip reduced. Imperfections seem extremely minor considering the rarity and
possible uniqueness of this object. Secondary wood is clear and appears to be white pine, none of
the typical telltale signs of life in England are present
(Height: 21.5"; width: 11"; depth: 10")
Literature: This piece is published in Colonial Furniture in America: The Illustrated History of a Great Period of Craftsmanship by Luke Vincent Lockwood, page 283 of the 1926 and 1957 editions; Collection of Mr. Lockwood (1872-1951). [Pioneering furniture scholar]
(Original condition; plate was replaced with a piece of period glass; 28.25 by 42")
Mahogany, molded and parcel gilt mirror; scrolled frame with pierced cresting featuring carved, gesso, and gilt bird above the rectangular molded frame with gilt incised liner.
(Excellent condition, couple tiny veneer tips restored, mirror plate is an old replacement else fine; 30.75 by 19.75")
Literature: Pine Furniture of Early New England by Russell Kettell, pp., 185 and 186
The silvered glass is cracked and non-reflective, crest sans vertical glue block, else condition consistent with age. (Dimensions: 9.75 by 16.25")
A finely constructed example featuring shaped and molded mirror frame with carved and gilt border-liner; the glass pivots between rectangular molded and tapered posts with urn finials on a rectangular case featuring molded top edges and two square drawers flanking a rectangular drawer. The case is raised on applied ogee feet. Minor imperfections, an attractive piece ready for use.
Dimensions: 22" H, 14.25" W, 8.5" D.
The depth of three-dimensional design and surface quality produce an exceptional aesthetic. Rectangular hard pine frame with five-layers of notch carved tapered stacked elements.
Finished in clear shellac with red tint, black and gold.
Fine condition. (31 by 36-inches.)
The edges of frame ornamented with saw-tooth line motif, applied turned-spiral-twist molding, and eight leaves carved in relief; acorn and ball drops complete a most successful aesthetic. For a nearly identical example see The Mirror Book by Herbert E. Schiffer, page 637, plate 634. (Dimensions: 15.25 x 21.75 inches.)
Minor restorations and imperfections; width: 31”, height: 24”
1208-12 - SOLD
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