Looking glass

Object Number: 
1963.116
Date: 
1813-1820
Medium: 
Wood, glass, gilding, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 41 1/4 x 22 3/4 x 4 in. ( 104.8 x 57.8 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on banner at base of cartouche: "PERRY / VICTORY ON / LAKE / ERIE"
Description: 
Pillar looking glass with gilded double frame; indented cornice with twisted rope molding beneath lower edge; verre églomisé upper panel depicting naval battle (Admiral Perry's victory on Lake Erie in the War of 1812) in oval cartouche with American eagle perched on shield at top; pillars with molded block capital above shaft with incurving face centering vertical strip of twisted rope molding; beaded molding set between plain block pillar bases at bottom of mirror frame.
Gallery Label: 
The Battle of Lake Erie took place on September 10, 1813.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group