A FEDERAL GILTWOOD AND EGLOMISE LOOKING GLASS
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A FEDERAL GILTWOOD AND EGLOMISE LOOKING GLASS

NEW YORK, 1800-1815

Details
A FEDERAL GILTWOOD AND EGLOMISE LOOKING GLASS
NEW YORK, 1800-1815
55 in. high, 23 ¼ in. wide
Literature
Albert Sack, The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York, 1993), p. 230 (listed as "Masterpiece").
Special notice

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Lot Essay

"This is one of the supreme mirrors of this group, and it is in superb original condition."--Albert Sack, 1993

Illustrating one of the most celebrated forms from Federal-era New York, this looking glass features a view of New York from Hoboken. The scene is based upon a 1796 sketch by Scottish artist Alexander Robertson (1772-1841), which was etched and published in London in 1800 by Francis Jukes. For another looking glass with the same scene, see Dean A. Fales, Jr., American Painted Furniture, 1660-1880 (New York, 1986), p. 120, fig. 198.
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