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Carved Looking Glass in Red Paint.....SOLD
New England, likely NH, ca. 1790-1800. In a high state of originality with dry red paint on pine. The scalloped crest (carved, not sawn) may suggest waves, indicating a possible coastal origin. The frame, also carved, is joined by splines at each corner, the crest attached to the frame via square wooden pegs. The square nail visible in the upper rail is likely added later for tightness. The patinated back is marvelous, and shows two very faint, difficult to fully decipher, cursive words in the same red paint as the front, possible a signature or the owner. Hanging wire held by rosehead nail. Exemplary condition. Size about 14 inches tall x 11 wide. Ready to hang.
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