Federalist mirror

Jul 31, 2021. 19:20 UTC
Federalist Mirror
United States of America

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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.

Answered within 12 minutes
Jul 31, 19:32 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$800 - $1,200 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$1,200 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Elizabeth,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
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.
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Elizabeth doucette Jul 31, 20:11 UTC

Sure, let me take it down and take the pictures and I will upload them.

Thanks - Beth

Elizabeth doucette Jul 31, 20:15 UTC

Just uploaded - Beth

Delia Jul 31, 20:26 UTC

Thanks, Beth. The frame is old but the backboards that hold the mirror plate are not as old as the frame and may mean that the mirror plate has been replaced at some point. A very nice mirror; the auction market for these is fairly soft at the moment.
Otherwise, you're all set.

Elizabeth doucette Jul 31, 21:00 UTC

Thank you so much. My husband and I will discuss this and will probably sell it in your marketplace.


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