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Classical Gilt-gesso Mirror

Auction:
2482
Lot:
350
Sold for:
$3,555$3,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Classical Gilt-gesso Mirror, probably New York or New England, c. 1815-25, of oval form surmounted by a spreadwing eagle finial, the frame embellished with acorns and flanking leafage and acorns, on a molded bracket, (imperfections), ht. 56 1/2, wd. 34 in.

Provenance: Philip Allen, who over the course of his political career served as a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, as Governor of Rhode Island, and as a Rhode Island Senator in Washington, D.C.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

some gesso loss; may have had a decorative device below the molded bracket; may have some regilding; finial with minor repairs and a loss.

Keywords

New England, Philip Allen, Senator, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island House of Representatives, decorative device, Acorn, Gilding, Roofs

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