Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1820, gesso and gilt wood frame, molded cornice and applied spherule decoration, upper panel with reverse-painted depiction of an American sailing vessel on blue-green ground with gilt foliate motif surround, the verso with period label " LOOKING GLASSES / E. LOTHROP, GILDER, / No. 28, COURT STREET….Near Concert Hall, / Opposite the new Stone Stores,--BOSTON..."
24 1/2 x 15 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.Private Collection, Greensboro, North Carolina
Some rubbing to gilt with some scattered area of gilt and gesso loss; eglomise panel with crack to upper left corner with associated painted retouch; some spotting to later lower mirror.