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This mirror-surmounted by an eagle and supported by a base of carved grapes, leaves, and doves-may have hung in the Oak Hill parlor. An 1809 bill to Elizabeth Derby West from John Doggett, a Roxbury gilder and looking-glass maker, lists an "oval looking glass with carved ornaments @ $110." In...

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Provenance

Derby family history.

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

1800–10

Object Place

Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 142

Dimensions

Overall: 210.8 cm (83 in.)

Accession Number

23.254

Medium or Technique

White pine, gilding, original glass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Looking glasses and Mirrors