Gesso Polychrome and Gilt Carved Mirror, Northern Europe, late 18th century, with floral and fruit decorations, original surface, (minor imperfections), ht. 20, wd. 10 in.
Literature: The Magazine Antiques, June 1966, "Northern European Export Mirrors: The Evidence and Some Suggestions," by Judith Coolidge Hughes, this mirror is illustrated and discussed, p. 857, figure 4. The author discusses the origin of the term "Cape Cod" mirror, the type associated with the return voyages of American seamen.