April 19, 2016 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art

 
  Lot 8
 
Lot 8 - Chippendale-style mahogany and giltwood looking glass

8

Chippendale-style mahogany and giltwood looking glass
19th century

L: 27 3/4 in. W: 14 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Purchased by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in 1953.
History of the mirror from catalogue card is as follows: "The mirror came from a barn floor of an abandoned road west of Winchester [VA]. My recollection is it cost 3 or 4 dollars. Repairs to the frame were made at Mount Vernon's Shop. Randolph Neitzey, son of Wilfred Neitzey, carved the eagle. As a model the bird on an eighteenth century U.S. coin was blown up on graph paper from the coin size to the mirror size. Randolph Neitzey at the time worked in the shop here."

Estimated at $400 - $600


 

L: 27 3/4 in. W: 14 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Purchased by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in 1953.
History of the mirror from catalogue card is as follows: "The mirror came from a barn floor of an abandoned road west of Winchester [VA]. My recollection is it cost 3 or 4 dollars. Repairs to the frame were made at Mount Vernon's Shop. Randolph Neitzey, son of Wilfred Neitzey, carved the eagle. As a model the bird on an eighteenth century U.S. coin was blown up on graph paper from the coin size to the mirror size. Randolph Neitzey at the time worked in the shop here."

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