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Tall looking glass surrounded by a carved and gilt rococo-revival style frame, surmounted by a carved and pierced cornice with scrolls and foliage; near the base a serpentine-front marble shelf of grey-veined white marble is supported by two gilt scrolling brackets. Pieces of newspaper adhered...

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From the home of Roswell Gleason, Dorchester, Mass.; by descent in the family to Mary V. Bowker; about 1977, acquired by Louisa Fairbanks; 2010, gift of Jonathan and Louisa Fairbanks to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan and Louisa Fairbanks in honor of Mary Bowker

about 1850–60

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


Overall: 276.9 x 106.7 x 35.6 cm (109 x 42 x 14 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pine with gesso, composition, and gold leaf; marble, glass




Furniture, Looking glasses and Mirrors