Transitional Chippendale Scroll Top Mirror with Carved Eagle
English or American, ca. 1790
Mahogany veneer, pine, gesso and gilt wood, backboards appear to be eastern white pine
Condition: Excellent with only a few glue blocks missing, gilt appears to be original with old varnish removed, original looking glass and backboards.
Provenance: Vinny Stanulus, 1972. Collection of Carol and Mac Bramley, Litchfield, CT, 1983-2016.
Nearly identical types of mirrors have been associated with the merchant William Wilmerding. He sold these mirrors bearing his label in New York City from 1789 to about 1813.
There are a few examples illustrated in The Mirror Book by Herbert F. Schiffer, pg. 169, plates 435 and 436. Images courtesy of Winterthur Museum.
Dimensions: 46"h x 21 1/2"w
Item ID: F-M 066