Looking glass

about 1806

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 79.4 x 41.9 x 7.3 cm (31 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pine with gesso and gilt, glass, eglomise panel

Not On View




Looking glasses and mirrors


Paper label attached to back:
"Ladies needle work fram'd and Glaz'd in the neatest manner /
Cermenati & Monfrino / CARVERS, GILDERS, PICTURE FRAME and / Looking Glass Manufacturers / No. 2 STATE STREET / South Side of the Old State House / Boston / Where they keep constantly for sale a large and / elegant Assortment of Looking Glasses, Prints / &c. from the best Masters in Europe. / Also Telescopes, Barometers, Thermometers / made and Repaired in the / best manner.
Old Looking Glass new Silvered."


By 1976, Simon Nager (dealer), Dedham, Massachusetts; to MFA, 1976, purchased by the MFA (Accession date: September 8, 1876).

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund