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American Federal Mirror, New York, about 1800

Purchased from Sam Herrup.

Perhaps the most desireable of American mirrors are these with painted and gilded reverse painted panels, urns holding wheat ears and posies, leaves and flowers strung on wires down either side, and inlays. It is likely from New York City, possibly from Albany. A very similar one is at Winterthur, #214 in Montgomery's book.




Overmantel Mirror, American, 1830-40.

Purchased from Stanley Weiss.




William & Mary cushion mirror, walnut, England, 1690-1700


Purchased in London.



Queen Anne mirror, probably England, first quarter 18th century

Purchased from Leigh Keno


Chippendale mirror, mahogany, England, 18th century


Purchased from Robert O. Stuart.



Mirror, France ca 1860. Gilt Wood and Gesso.


The water gilding is two-toned. The small leaves are silver and the remainder is gold leaf. Glass is old and probably original. Purchased from Neysa Jeager.




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