Wood, glass, gesso, gilding
Overall (approx.): 47 x 27 x 7 in. (119.4 x 68.6 x 17.8 cm)
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.
Gift of Mrs. Scribner Schieffelin
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.