Dressing glass: plant motif w/two women's figure

Object Number: 
1945.257
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Bronze, glass, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 14 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 53.3 x 36.8 x 16.5 cm )
Description: 
Oval dressing glass with gilded bronze frame and stand; frame is swivel-mounted between two full-length female figures (Jenny Lind) that stand upon the branches of a stylized tree with an American flag and a shield on either side of its triangular trunk; stand is screw-mounted to foliate base.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this dressing glass came with a white marble base; however, it does not appear that the metal stand was designed to be permanently mounted to any surface.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Provenance: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group