New York, Park Avenue
16 January 1999
A CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT LOOKING-GLASS
English or American, 1760-1780
The broken swan's-neck pediment terminating in grasses centering a plinth with carved phoenix above a molded cornice and rectangular mirror frame flanked by carved and pierced pendant foliage, on a scalloped base
57in. high, 26in. wide
Mrs. George Maurice Morris, Washington, D.C.
Sold in these Rooms, The Contents of The Lindens, January 22, 1983, lot 320
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