This is a federalist style mirror. It is wooden (perhaps satinwood?) with gilt. There are flowers and leaves extending from the "vase" as the top. There are also a trail of flowers and leaves down the side.Thre is a panel near the top with a picture painted/outlines in gold paint with black etchings. It is 24" at the widest ad 49" high, not including the flowers and leaves coming out of the vase.
This was originally from my husband's great aunt (via his mother) who lived in Rockport MA. They are both deceased now so we are unable to determine where Aunt Edith obtained it. It may have been included with her estate when she died and we may possibly be able to get hold of the inventory from the estate if it was not tossed when his mother died.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
An American Federal inlaid mahogany and parcel gilt pier mirror
New England, circa 1800
With gilt broken swan's neck pediment centering an urn issuing sprays, over a shell-inlaid oval, the rectangular mirror panel under a blue eglomise glass panel depicting a landscape with stone bridge, within gilt surround, flanked by gilt pendant foliage, over a scrolled shaped apron.
49 inches high, 24 inches wide
CONDITION: old frame with later gilding; backboards and mirror plate possibly replaced. Some gilt metal elements bent.
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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