Classical Figured Maple Mirror

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Classical figured maple looking glass with complex molded frame.  American, possibly New England, 1820-1845. Figured maple with Eastern White Pine secondary wood.  H-31″, W 21″.

Tell me more: This Classical figured maple mirror features the double benefits of precise molded construction and an excellent surface patina.  The rectangular form is activated by the skillful use of various molding planes to create complex curves and balanced lines.  The form is further enhanced by the cabinetmaker’s selection of highly figured maple that features a tight rhythmic grain working across the molded lines.  The construction and materials are further enhanced by the exceptional undisturbed surface that features a soft craquelure patina and excellent warm color.