THE DEWEES FAMILY GILDED FEDERAL PIER LOOKING GLASS
With Surmounting Winged Eagle and Carved Columns
England Circa 1805
Primary Wood: Gilded Spruce, Aspen (Microanalysis)
Secondary Wood: White Pine (Microanalysis)
Height: 72 inches
Width: 27 ¼ inches
Provenance: The mirror was made for Dr. Thomas Dewees (1768-1841). He was married twice; his first wife was Martha Rogers and his second wife was Mary Lorrain. It descended in the family.
Reference: There are a pair of similar mirrors in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. They are illustrated in Marshall Davidson and Elizabeth Stillinger, The American Wing, pages 68 – 69, figure 82.
Item number: 6552.2