Chippendale Cherry Mirror with Elaborate Scrolled Crest

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Chippendale cherry mirror featuring an elaborate scrolled crest. New England, 1765 – 1790. Cherry with eastern white pine secondary wood.

Tell me more:  A Chippendale cherry mirror featuring an applied scrolled crest with a central cyma curve flanked on both sides by inwards facing rounded returns over small pointed projections on the sides.  The crest is joined to the molded rectangular frame that also features applied scrolled upper and lower ears joined to the sides.  The bottom of the frame features the applied scrolled lower crest featuring a central arch flanked by notched projections and small returns flanked on both sides by the scrolled ears.

 

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