11-07-2010 11-07-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2524B Boston
November 7, 2010 11:00 AMCalender

Gesso Polychrome and Gilt Carved Mirror

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2524B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 07, 2010 11:00AM


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.
Estimate $400-600


Judith Coolidge Hughes