Pier Mirror

New York

FAPG 20567D/2

c. 1800

Pier Mirror, about 1800
New York
Ash and iron wire, gessoed and gilded, with compo ornament, and mirror
48 1/2 in. high, 23 1/8 in. wide

Description

Pier Mirror, about 1800
New York
Ash and iron wire, gessoed and gilded, with compo ornament, and mirror
48 1/2 in. high, 23 1/8 in. wide

Ultimately inspired by the Neo-classical designs of Robert and James Adam, presumably as filtered through the London publications of Thomas Sheraton and especially George Hepplewhite, mirrors of this type were made both in England and in the United States.
Since the woods used in the present example are entirely Ash, it can be presumed to have been made in the United States, and likely in New York, where most American mirrors of this style seem to have originated in the few years bracketing 1800. 
 

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