Antique Federal Period Gilded Mirror, Ca. 1810
American or English Ca. 1810
The country of origin on many period looking glass frames are difficult to state with certainty. So many were imported into North America that also bear American labels. This elegant example was possibly made in New York or England. Most early tabernacle form mirrors of this type did not have the more costly extra urn, wheat and flowers on the pediment or have long since been lost. It appears to retain its original glass.
Very good + antique condition. The gold, some of which is not the first, has mellowed to a low luster showing some pleasing light wear revealing the red under-body and narrow areas of gesso. The lower backboard appears to be a late 19th century replacement.
48 1/2" high, 22 1/2" wide at the tips of the gilded wheat, 3 1/2" deep