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Looking glass

about 1860-1870


Dimensions

Overall: 162.6 x 76.2 x 27.9 cm (64 x 30 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

1972.426

Medium or Technique

Cast brass frame, gilt, pine, glass

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Collections

Americas

Classifications

Looking glasses and mirrors

A large rectangular looking glass surrounded by ornamented and pierced brass frame with a scalloped edge; curved bronze lattice-work edges the top corners; C-scroll with leaves at crest of the frame, and leaves form the pediment; leaves also curve over the mirror and three branched candelabra form the base.

Provenance

By tradition, descended in Bowie family, who acquired it as a gift in the late nineteenth century; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Bowie, Edgartown, Massachusetts (Accession Date June 7, 1972)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Bowie