Gilt-Wood Pier Mirror with Elaborate Carved Corner Elements



GILT-WOOD PIER MIRROR

WITH ELABORATE CARVED FOLIATE CORNER ELEMENTS

American, Probably New York, c. 1830

 

The mirror divided 1/4-3/4, framed by a gilt-wood cove frame with elaborate carved foliate elements.

 

57½" x 30"

 

Condition: Excellent.  Retaining original mirror plate.

 

Pier mirrors were designed to be placed against architectural piers between flanking windows or doors.  Typically, they would have a pier table below them, usually with a mirror plate forming the back of the pier table below the top.  This would create a virtually continuous column of mirror for the purpose of reflecting day or candle light into an otherwise dimly lighted room and would have the effect of making the pier table top appear to float out into the room.  The gilded frame of the mirror was also intended to have the same decorative and practical effect of reflecting light. 

 

M-BBO-1912274



Dealer Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc.
Date: c.1830
Origin New York
Artist/Maker
Measurements 57½" x 30"
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Website http://www.american-antiques.net
Price
Contact Carswell R. Berlin, 646-645-0404 or  CarswellBerlin@msn.com

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