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A Large Gilt Federal / Classical Giltwood Mirror with Eglomise Panel of Mt. Vernon, c.1820


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This is an impressive mirror and is as developed as the form evolved over the short 1800-1820 period. The gilding, which has been conserved is truly outstanding, and with the reverse painting of Mt. Vernon, makes an important statement. This is surely a showpiece mirror, and while the reverse painting is not first, it is done by a superb artist-as good or probably better than its original.  The double columns are beautifully worked with an interesting change in the columns that flank the painting. If the reverse painting weren't enough, above it is an open-worked motif flanked by unusual rosettes. The mirror is old but not original. This mirror is quite a large scale showstopper that will make an important statement in a period room.

Height: 50 1/2 in. Width: 22 1/2 in.
$12,000