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Dressing glass

about 1830–60
R.& J. Wetmore (Canadian, about 1830–1860)


Object Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dimensions

Overall: 63.5 x 49.2 x 21.6 cm (25 x 19 3/8 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.1018

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, pine, chestnut, glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Looking glasses and mirrors

Inscription

Paper label glued to center of back:

R. & J. WETMORE, / CARVERS AND GILDERS, / PRINTSELLERS AND DEALERS IN PAPER HANGINGS; / No. 38 Granville Street. / HALIFAX, N.S. / Looking Glasses, Gilt Window Cornices, Room Mouldings, Gold / Leaf, and Picture Glass. MAPS and PICTURES mounted / and varnished. OIL PAINTINGS cleaned and varnished. / Old Frames regilt. Looking Glass Plates resilvered; / Ships BILLET HEADS always on hand.

Provenance

1972, owned by Simon Nager, Dedham, Mass. (dealer); purchased by MFA from Mr. Nager (Accession Date December 13, 1972)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Fund