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Looking glass


Object number

RIF3337

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm) Width: 11 1/2 in. (29.21 cm)

Date

1805–1815

Current location

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island, or made in New York, New York
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine (frame, backboard, and blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Thomas Robinson (1730– 1817), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his sons Thomas Richardson Robinson (1761-1851), Newport, Rhode Island, Vergennes and Ferrisburgh, Vermont, or William T. Robinson, Newport, Rhode Island, and Ferrisburgh, Vermont; by descent in the Robinson family; given to Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, 1960

Associated names

Thomas Robinson
William T. Robinson
Thomas Richardson Robinson
Jemima Fish Robinson

Construction

The rectangular mirror sits within a molded, mitered frame in front and has a single-piece backboard with chamfered edges held into a simple butt?jointed frame with brads. Each portion of the scalloped surround?the crest, the ears, the three?part base is attached to the frame with rectangular, horizontal glue blocks. Some elements of the surround are missing. Examined by P.E. Kane, May 24, 2008; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd

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