Looking glass

about 1800-1815

Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 217


Overall: 119 x 59.4 x 3.8 cm (46 7/8 x 23 3/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mahogany frame,soft pine, brass mounts, gilt eagle

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Looking glasses and mirrors

This rectangular glass with its molded frame is surmounted by a large crest. The crest has scalloped edges with alternate clover-leaf and clawlike projections, the uppermost of which combines the two patterns. In the center is a plinth surmounted by a spread eagle on a globe, below which are distributed three gilt bronze appliques. In the center of the crest a rectangular frame with cut corners contains a mirrored glass etched with a running deer between pine trees. The frame of the inset is molded.


Descended in the Derby family of Salem; gift of S. Richard Fuller (Accession Date November 3, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of S. Richard Fuller in memory of his wife, Lucy Derby Fuller