Looking glass

1760–75


Object Place: Prob. New England, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 135

Dimensions

Overall: 161.9 cm (63 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

39.90

Medium or Technique

Mahogany veneer on yellow pine, gilt, original glass one piece

On View

Amelia Peabody Gallery (Gallery 137)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Looking glasses and mirrors

Many carvers not only worked on furniture but also made looking glasses, such as this one, as well as picture frames, ship figureheads, and fireplace or door surrounds. Some even carved in stone or made molds used in the creation of cast-iron fire backs and other items.

Provenance

"The M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts"

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts