American Decorative Arts

Pier mirrors

1870–1900

Sylvestris pine (applied carving on sides), mahogany veneer; spruce (crest and bottom boards, frame members, glue blocks, backboard)

See components
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2223a-b
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in New England
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Garvan purchased this pair of looking glasses form Charles Woolsey Lyon on April 22, 1929. Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“American and English Pieces,” Antiquarian 12 (May 1929): 28, ill.

David L. Barquist, Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, and Gerald W. R. Ward, American Tables and Looking Glasses in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 345–46, no. 197, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.