A superior Philadelphia Federal Neoclassical giltwood pier mirror, or “looking-glass”, about 1805-1815, with the original “verre-eglomise” mirror inset

A superior Philadelphia Federal Neoclassical giltwood pier mirror, about 1805-1815, with the original “verre-eglomise” tablet inset which is surrounded by an architectural cornice with “corbels” on each side, which are flanked by two Corinthian columns with capped fluted columns, ending in Doric bases. The “verre eglomise” tablet has a very appealing Neoclassical or Federal “Prussian Blue” ground behind which is depicted a cottage surrounded by elliptical “star-bursts”

Unlike the majority of other American pier mirrors, which are more diminutive in size, this Federal, or Neoclassical looking-glass has substantial proportions.

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DIMENSIONS: Height: 49 1/2″, Width: 23 3/4″.

REFERENCE: “American Tables and Looking Glasses in the Mabel Brady and other Collections at Yale University”, D. L. Barquist.

“American Antiques from the Israel Sack Collection”, Volume Seven, page 312.

$2,500.

If you are interested in this mirror, or if you would simply like additional information about it, please feel to contact C. Lyman McCallum, Jr. personally at 1~803~834~3787 or simply email us at chicoraclm@msn.com

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