Painted Mirror
“Fragment-Size”
 

Probably Northeast, ca. 1840.

In deep reddish-brown paint on softwood. Original glass.

The chamfered backboard stenciled with F. NAU, and written in pencil “proprietor”. The back frame also stenciled with FN. The inscriptions on the back suggest this little mirror was used in a public setting, perhaps a store, where the proprietor wanted to make sure it didn’t get taken away.

Two minor hairlines. About 5 3/8 inches tall x 4 wide x 3/8 thick..

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