Looking glass or mirror

  • Category:

    Furniture

  • Creator (Role):

    James Reynolds (Carver)

    Henry Reynolds (Carver)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1790-1800

  • Materials:

    Mahogany veneer; Pine, white; Pine, Eastern white; Gilt; Gesso

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.0535


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1957.0535

Object Name

Looking glass or mirror

Category

Furniture

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

James Reynolds (Carver)

Henry Reynolds (Carver)

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1790-1800

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; On backboard; "JAMES & HENRY REYNOLDS, CARVERS AND GILDERS, At their LOOKING-GLASS Store, No. 56, Market-Street," PHILADELPHIA, EXECUTE all their various Branches in the newest and genteelest Taste/ and likewise Sell all kinds of LOOKING-GLASSES in Carved and Gold, Carved and White, or Carved Mahogany Frames, Ditto in Pediment, Mock Pediment,/ Rafted or Ornamented frames; Mahogany and Gold, Walnut and Gold, or/ Plain ditto Swinging and Dressing Glasses; Also Bracketts for Patent Lamps/ in Gold, White and Gold, or Plain Black &c. in great Variety./N.B. Frames repaired, and old Looking-Glasses new Silvered."

Materials

Mahogany veneer; Pine, white; Pine, Eastern white; Gilt; Gesso

Dimensions (inches)

49.25 (H) , 25 (W) , 1.25 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

125.09 (H) , 63.6 (W) , 3.175 (D)

Measurement Notes

H at center. W at upper side pieces. D at bottom left corner.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Downs, Joseph & du Pont, Henry Francis. 1952 American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 264.
[Book] Hummel, Charles F. 1976 A Winterthur Guide to Chippendale Furniture: Middle Atlantic and Southern Colonies.
Published: fig. 91 and 91a.