December 04, 2021 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Georgian Mahogany and Parcel Gilt Mirror

British, 18th/19th century, scrolled pediment centering phoenix resting on tree branch, mahogany frame with gilt moldings and carved and gilt streamers, 63-1/2 x 26-1/4 x 3-3/4 in.

Notes in the curatorial files at Colonial Williamsburg discuss the possibility that this could be a 19th century copy of an 18th century mirror.

Provenance:According to the donor, descended in the family of Bethuel Washburn (1746-1791) and his wife Gerritje Lansing Bradt (born 1748), Brookfield and Albany, New York to Mrs. Anne Virginia Wright of Victoria, British Columbia; Property Deaccessioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia; all proceeds to benefit the Collections Acquisitions Fund


good integrity overall, phoenix head restored and with paint retouch, scattered gilding losses and retouch, mirror plates probably replaced (not removed for exam), other cracks at moldings, scattered typical flaws

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
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