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Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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New York

Federal Giltwood Overmantel Mirror, New York, Circa 1800

Provenance

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York.

Exhibited

New York, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, The World of Duncan Phyfe - The Arts of New York, 1800-1847, 2011-2012.

Catalogue Note

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, as identified by J. Thomas Quirk, a wood technologist of Quirk Consulting Service in Madison, Wisconsin, are entirely eastern white pine, 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.

Important Americana

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New York