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Important Carved Gilt-Wood Pier Mirror

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  • Description
    Attributed to John Doggett (1780-1867)
    Boston, c. 1820

    The rectangular gilt gesso carved wood frame bordering a single mirror plate having prominent carved flower heads at each corner and extensive foliate carving over the engaged columns of the frame.

    H: 62.75” W: 32.5” D: 5.75”

    Condition: Excellent; Original gilding cleaned and restored. Original mirror plate and backboard.

    According to Richard C. Nylander, former curator of Historic New England, the mirrors installed by David Sears in his stylish townhouse designed by Alexander Parris, documentation shows, were made by Boston’s foremost mirror and frame maker, John Doggett. This mirror is closely related to those still hanging in that house on Beacon Street, now the Somerset Club. It also appears to be identical to an example in the collection of the Worcester Art Museum, ordered by Stephan Salisbury and his wife Elizabeth from Doggett for a new home in Worcester. Doggett’s day books show that the large, top quality mirror plates that he used were imported from France.
  • More Information
    Notes: Identical to mirror purchased by Salisbury from Doggett now at the Salisbury Mansion in the collection of the Worcester Art Museum
    Origin: United States, Massachusetts
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Carved, Gilded wood and mirror glass
    Condition: Good. cleaned and stabilized
    Creation Date: c. 1820
    Styles / Movements: Regency, Traditional, Empire
    Book References: Richard C. Nylander, “Framing the Interior: The Entrepreneurial Career of John Doggett,” Boston Furniture, 1700-1900, (Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2016), vol. 86, 292-313.
    Dealer Reference #: M-TI-2403131
    Incollect Reference #: 710671
  • Dimensions
    W. 32.5 in; H. 62.75 in; D. 5.75 in;
    W. 82.55 cm; H. 159.39 cm; D. 14.61 cm;
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