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    Sale 1959

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints And Decoys

    17 - 18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 469

    A CLASSICAL GILTWOOD GIRONDOLE MIRROR

    PROBABLY ENGLISH, CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    A CLASSICAL GILTWOOD GIRONDOLE MIRROR
    Probably English, circa 1820
    Backboard with partial printed label reading ...Pilgrim Street, NEWCASTLE
    50 in. high, 24 in. wide


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    As determined by microanalysis, this mirror is made of spruce and basswood. Though these woods do occur occasionally in American furniture of the period, the label on the backboard refers to a gilder in Newcastle and suggests an English origin. See David L. Barquist, American Tables and Looking Glasses (New Haven, 1992), pp. 203, 295.

    Provenance

    Sotheby's New York, January 18-19, 2000, lot 777


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private New Jersey Collection