Looking glass

Looking glass
Title
Looking glass
Date 
1770-1800
Medium 
Wood, glass, gesso, gilding
Dimensions 
Overall (approx.): 47 x 27 x 7 in. (119.4 x 68.6 x 17.8 cm)
Description 
Oval Chippendale looking glass in gilded frame; crestpiece with floral stalks and a boat-shaped base with pendant vines at each end that descend halfway down on each side; central oval mirror plate separated from eight surrounding sections by beaded molding, with the whole enclosed in a gadrooned oval frame; two-branch candelabrum with lustres attached to frame at base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Scribner Schieffelin
Object Number 
1951.424a
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this is one of a pair of looking glasses from the Beekman mansion at First Avenue and 51st Street in New York City.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group