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Deaccessioned February 26, 2015

Looking glass

18th century


Object Place: probably England

Dimensions

Overall: 66.7 x 41.3 x 3.2 cm (26 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

28.881

Medium or Technique

Gilt wood, probably pine; glass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Looking glasses and mirrors

Carved and gilded frame with elaborate pierced crest; old glass.

Inscription

In black paint on outside of top rail: "3"
In black paint on back of crest: "34"

Provenance

Early history unknown; acquired by the MFA from L.P. Goulding Antiques, December 1928, purchased for $75 (Accession Date December 6, 1928). February 26, 2015, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund