A Federal Giltwood and Verre Églomisé Tabernacle Wall Mirror
A Federal giltwood and verre églomisé tabernacle wall mirror (American, 1790-1800). The rectangular mirror plate is flanked by fluted giltwood Corinthian columns. A molded cornice with an egg and dart band tops the frame, at center is a rectangular églomisé (reverse painted glass) panel decorated with a white diamond painted with delicate gold foliage at center against an iron-red ground accented with gold dots. Below this is an églomisé band decorated with a gold acorn and oak leaf meandering vine accented with blue dots. Below this is a larger églomisé panel depicting a bucolic landscape with a house on a hill near a seaport.
gilt and gessoed wood
reverse painted glass
41" x 17 1/4"
Purchased by The Preservation Society of Newport County.
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