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American Decorative Arts

Looking glass

ca, 1780 and ca.1900

Walnut with pine back

35 1/4 × 13 7/8 in. (89.5 × 35.2 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2532
Geography: 
Made in Europe
and made in United States
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
American and European
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

This mirror was in the collection of Irving W. Lyon. Garvan purchased it from Irving P. Lyon in 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), 378, no. A33, 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.