14 - 15 February 2001
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY TOILET MIRROR
Late 18th century
The bevelled rectangular mirror with gilt leaf-tip composition slip and molded border with re-entrant corner swivelling on two molded uprights each terminating in vasiform ormolu finials, above a serpentine-fronted case with canted front corners and molded edge, the front with two short drawer flanking a central drawer, the stepped molded base on bracket feet, inscribed in red chalk 450oo/C.1760/1002/SAK/286, brasses replaced, the replaced lock stamped SECURE/2/LEVER
30½in. (77.5cm.) high, 22in. (56cm.) wide, 10in. (25.5cm.) deep
Acquired from B. Altman Antiques Department, New York, 1961.
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A similar example from Boston with same block front base is in the Henry Ford Museum, Illustrated in H. Comstock, American Furniture, plate 501.
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