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A small tabernacle looking glass with a molded base anf flat pilasters at the side. The various woods of the decorative scheme are used for the pilasters, which have basal plinths and stilt blocks above the pilasters of mahogany, and the frieze has dark maple stiles inlaid with paterae in...

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The pine back is sealed with a Boston newspaper dated July 1807.


early history unknown; 1961, H.J. Klasky, 26 Union Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts; 1961, purchased for $350 by Museum (Accession Date June 7, 1961)

Credit Line

Decorative Arts Special Fund

about 1807–10

Object Place

Boston area, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 218


Overall: 61 x 40.5 x 4.9 cm (24 x 15 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, bird's-eye maple, mahogany, dyed wood, pine




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