Mirror

15th century


Object Place: Europe, Florence, Italy

Dimensions

56.51 x 36.83 cm (22 1/4 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

55.621

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

Walnut. Architectural frame, molded top, narrow bands of carving and gilded band of egg and dart repeated around silver surface of mirror. Stopped flutedcolumns at sides, molded base with carved pendant of scrolls centering cartouche.

Provenance

1955, Eugene L. Garbáty (b. 1880 - d. 1966), East Norwalk, CT [see note 1]; 1955, sold by Garbáty to the MFA for $500. (Accession Date: October 17, 1955)

NOTES:
[1] Garbáty emigrated from Berlin to New York between 1938 and 1939, bringing much of his art collection with him. It is probable, though not securely documented, that he had acquired this already by 1938.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund