Assembled pair of Chippendale cherry mirrors

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Assembled pair of Chippendale cherry mirrors, one featuring unusual Wedgwood plaque of Miss Liberty inset in crest and one with an églomisé tablet with an anchor. New England, possibly Hartford, Conn., 1795-1815.

The Copelands purchased this unusual pair of mirrors from Israel Sack, Inc. in New York City. The design of the mirror is loosely related to a scrolled crest design used by Kneeland & Adams of Hartford, Conn. The use of solid cherry primary wood also suggests a Connecticut origin. The light blue jasper plaque of Miss Liberty feeding an eagle inset into the crest of one mirror is similar to the ceramics created by Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) in England.

Dimensions:
Mirror with anchor – height – 30 inches, width at ears – 17 inches.
Mirror with Wedgwood plaque – height – 29¾ inches,
width at ears – 16½ inches.

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