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Federal Gilt Gesso Eglomise Mirror

Auction:
2198
Lot:
1
Sold for:
$4,700$4,000

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Auction:
Sale #2198 - 2198
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 08, 2003 11:00AM

Description:

Federal Gilt Gesso Eglomise Mirror, Boston, Massachusetts, 1815-20, the molded cornice with acorn drops above engaged spiral columns flanking the eglomise tablet showing a naval engagement of American and British warships bordered by a foliate silver and red border on light green above the mirror glass, (minor imperfections), ht. 38, wd. 18 in.

Note: Label affixed to the backboard is inscribed "I give this very old looking glass to my cousin John D. Bates. It belonged to our grandparents. Lavinia B. Bates, Concord, Mass."
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Massachusetts, John D. Bates, Lavinia B. Bates, Backboard, Glass