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Premier Auction - Session II

Sat, Mar 26, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1102

Rare Pair Federal American Market Giltwood Mirrors

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

English, circa 1800, imported by McKay Spear & Brown, 105 Washington St., Boston, each with carved and gilt spread winged eagle on rosette decorated plinth, over fluted frieze with lion mask appliques, fluted Corinthian columns centering early mirror plates with fan and rosette decorated bases, 52 x 25 in.

Note: Illustrated in Bernard & S. Dean Levy Gallery Catalog 13, pg. 39.

Provenance: Emery Family to James Emery of Bucksport, Maine; Bernard & S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, New York, purchased in 2005 for $38,000 (accompanied by invoice, appraisal, and photographs); Property from an Important Charleston Collection


gilding losses with scattered paint retouch, typical cracks, distress, and repairs at composition elements including capitals, minor cracks at eagles' wings, other possible repairs obscured by gilding and paint retouch, distress to silvering of mirror plates, backboards likely replaced