02-19-2006 02-19-2006
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2308 Boston
February 19, 2006 11:00 AMCalender
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Diminutive Federal Gilt-gesso Mirror

$6,500$6,500
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2308 Location: Boston Date / Time: February 19, 2006 11:00AM

Description:

Diminutive Federal Gilt-gesso Mirror, E. Lothrop, Boston, c. 1810, the molded cornice with applied spherules above molded pilaster with spiral twists flanking the stencil and free-hand painted tablet of a sailing vessel flying the American flag and mirror below, backboard bears the label of the maker, (minor imperfections), lg. 24 1/2, wd. 14 1/2 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Minor restoration to the gilding; minor restoration to the tablet; tablet probably original.