American Decorative Arts

Mirror

1780–1800

Mahogany with pine back

65 15/16 x 24 13/16 in. (167.5 x 63 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2650
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Probably made in Northern Continental Europe
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Acting as Garvan's agent, Frank MacCarthy purchased this mirror from an otherwise unidentified Miss Thompson of Northampton, Massachusetts, on September 16, 1929. Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

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), 367–68, no. A3, ill.

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