An American Federal giltwood pier mirror, circa 1810 - For Sale
An American Federal giltwood pier mirror, circa 1810
An American Federal giltwood pier mirror or “looking glass” of large proportion, attributed to Boston or Salem. The frieze decorated with a gessoed composition of allegorical figures in the Classical taste with insets of cornucopias above rope turned columns. A similar mirror appears in the collection of Winterthur, Wilmington, DE. Retains all original gilded surfaces. Marks/inscriptions: A typed mid-20th century description appears on the reverse. Provenance: The estate of the late Louise Cherry Brooks, a prominent Alabama fine arts dealer and collector.