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Gilt-wood Pier Mirror with Elaborate Carved Corner Elements

Origin United States, New York
Period 19th Century
Materials Carved Gilded Wood & Mirror Glass
Dimensions
W. 30 in; H. 57.5 in;
W. 76.2 cm; H. 146.05 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date C. 1830
Description CARVED GILT-WOOD PIER MIRROR
WITH ELABORATE FOLIATE CORNER ELEMENTS
American, Probably New York, c. 1830

The mirror divided 1/4-3/4, framed by a gilt-wood cove frame with elaborate carved foliate elements.

57½" x 30"

Condition: Excellent. Retaining original mirror plate.

Pier mirrors were designed to be placed against architectural piers between flanking windows or doors. Typically, they would have a pier table below them, usually with a mirror plate forming the back of the pier table below the top. This would create a virtually continuous column of mirror for the purpose of reflecting day or candle light into an otherwise dimly lighted room and would have the effect of making the pier table top appear to float out into the room. The gilded frame of the mirror was also intended to have the same decorative and practical effect of reflecting light.

M-BBO-1912274
Styles / Movements Classical, George IV, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number M-BBO-1912274
Incollect Reference Number 341255
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