Lot 1259
An American Classical Eglomisé Looking Glass
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1830, with gilt and ebonized frame featuring applied brass rosettes to corners, the upper panel with a reverse painted scene of a mother and child on a recamier, possibly retaining the original mirror below.

DOA 36 x 16.5 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

Crack to upper glass panel; some loss and re-touch to reverse painting; some wear to silvering of mirror.