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Very Fine And Rare Courting Mirror

Period 18th Century
Materials Carving Reverse Painted Glass
Creation Date 2nd half 18th c.
Description America, prob. CT, and northern Europe, 2nd half 18th c.
An unusually sophisticated courting mirror with carved broken-arch pediment and scalloped bottom surrounding reverse-painted glass. The elaborate cherry carved frame appears to have been made here to encase a simple European courting mirror.
In excellent condition, missing two tiny pieces of glass from interior eglomise frame.
19 ½” h. x 13” w.

Provenance: Israel Sack, Inc., New York, Sotheby’s, Sale 6483, Oct 24, 1993, Lot 283.

Exhibited: Museum of American Folk Art, 1983, ”The Keene Eye,” fig. 69.
Styles / Movements Folk Art, Other
Incollect Reference Number 226146
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