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ANCIENT DEEPLY CARVED LOOKING GLASS. UNTOUCHED NEW ENGLAND RARITY.....SALE PENDING
New England, possibly Connecticut River Valley, ca. mid-18th century. White pine, with original paint and mirror glass. An important survival in untouched original condition including glass cut to fit within the shaped crest and first-rate dry dark brown painted surface. Crest carved with pinwheels while the stiles exhibit three levels of deeply carved curvilinear shapes. The edge surrounding the glass is finely bordered with "crenulated" squares. The richly patinated tombstone-shaped back is remarkable. Mortice and tenon wooden pegs used to join the frame (nails only used to secure the backboard). For decades hung in a period New England home. About 17 inches tall x 11 wide.
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