02-15-2009 02-15-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2444 Boston
February 15, 2009 11:00AMCalender
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Federal Giltwood and Eglomise Looking Glass

 
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2444 Location: Boston Date / Time: February 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Federal Giltwood and Eglomise Looking Glass, America, c. 1800, the eglomise tablet depicting Liberty holding an American flag and a caduceus staff looking out to sea with a vessel in the distance, original mirror glass, cove-molded frame with carved ropetwists, (loss to corner block, paint losses on tablet), ht. 23 5/8 x 12 1/4 in.

Estimate $150-250

A section of the lower right corner block is missing, about 1/3 of the lower chamfered original pine backboard is missing, scattered paint losses on tablet, no evidence of any repaint on tablet.