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Federal Gilt Gesso Mirror

Auction:
2482
Lot:
355
Sold for:
$474$400

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

Description:

Federal Gilt Gesso Mirror, Peter Grinnell and Son, c. 1815-20, the mirror is embellished with acorn drop pendants, applied drapery and floral rosettes, with partial maker's label on the reverse, ht. 47 1/2, wd. at cornice 26 1/2 in.

Provenance: A note applied to the reverse indicates that Matthew Watson (b. 1786, m. 1818, d. 1857) was the likely original owner of this mirror. He lived at 64 Angell Street in Providence, Rhode Island.
Estimate $800-1,200

missing two acorns, loss of gesso to floral panel, above pilasters at right, left baluster with losses to acanthus leaves, possibly regilt.

Keywords

Matthew Watson, Peter Grinnell and Son, partial maker, original owner, Rhode Island, Acanthus, Acorn

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