Early 19C Federal Eagle Wood & Gesso Gilded Convex Mirror

Early 19C Federal Eagle Wood & Gesso Gilded Convex Mirror.

Early 19C Federal Eagle Wood & Gesso Gilded Convex Mirror


PRESENTING a GORGEOUS Early 19th Century American Federal Period Console Mirror from circa 1810-20.

This Console Mirror is of the HIGHEST QUALITY !

It is constructed of wood and gesso and ABSOLUTELY GLORIOUSLY GILDED.

On top of the mirror is a carved American Eagle, classically Federal in Style after Independence. It is a Mirror that was made to Scream “American Independence” and pride in the symbol of American Independence

The Eagle sits on a carved rock with carved talons and its wings spread and its neck turned. Either side of the eagle he is flanked by carved acanthus leaves.

The Case for the Mirror Section is circular with balls on the inside in a circle with ebony stringing and a Convex Mirror. The Mirror is the Original and has all the ‘signs’ you want to see of natural aging for a piece this old.

On the base of the mirror the acanthus leaves on the top of the mirror are replicated with a central floral style central carving.

It is in near MINT CONDITION !!!

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THIS IS QUALITY, HIGH-END ANTIQUE !!

THIS WOULD HAVE GRACED ONE OF THE GREAT HOMES IN THE NORTH EAST !!

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Federal furniture refers to American furniture produced in the Federal Period, which lasted from approximately 1789 to 1823.[1] Notable furniture makers who worked in the federal style included Duncan Phyfe and Charles-Honoré Lannuier. It was influenced by the Georgian and Adam styles, and was superseded by the American Empire style.

Pieces in this style are characterized by their sharply geometric forms, legs that are usually straight rather than curved, contrasting veneers, and geometric inlay patterns on otherwise flat surfaces.[2] Pictorial motifs, when extant, usually reference the new federal government with symbols such as the eagle.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_furniture

American Federal architecture typically uses plain surfaces with attenuated detail, usually isolated in panels, tablets, and friezes. It also had a flatter, smoother façade and rarely used pilasters. It was most influenced by the interpretation of ancient Roman architecture, fashionable after the unearthing of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The bald eagle was a common symbol used in this style, with the ellipse a frequent architectural motif.

The classicizing manner of constructions and town planning undertaken by the federal government was expressed in federal projects of lighthouses and harbor buildings; hospitals; in the rationalizing, urbanistic layout of L'Enfant's city of Washington; and in New York the Commissioners' Plan of 1811.[2]

In two generations during which a gentleman's education included the ability to draw up an idiomatic classical elevation[3] for craftsmen who were themselves trained in the classical vocabulary, and where masons and house carpenters on their own produced a refined vernacular architecture, this American neoclassical high style was the idiom of America's first professional architects, in the generation of c. 1800, men such as Charles Bulfinch, architect of the Massachusetts State House, Boston, and Minard Lafever.

The two brothers, Robert Adam and James Adam, were Scottish architects who never visited America, but through their books were leading influences.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_architecture

Early 19C Federal Eagle Wood & Gesso Gilded Convex Mirror.

Provenance: From the Private Collection of a High-End Collector, amassed over 30 years.

Dimensions: 41" Tall and  25.5" Wide

Condition: Near Mint.

Price: $9,500.00. Sale Price Now: $7,500.00

 

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