THE GARDINER FAMILY CHIPPENDALE LOOKING GLASS

England   Circa 1750

Primary Woods: Walnut, Gilt Pine
Secondary Wood: Red Pine (by microanalysis)

Height: 83 1/2 inches
Width: 32 1/2 inches

Provenance: Descended in the Gardiner family of New York to Robert Lion Gardiner. By family tradition it was ordered through Philadelphia and originally hung in the Gardiner’s Island Manor House. David Gardiner, (1738-1774) is the likely original purchaser of the looking glass.

Exhibited: Long Island is My Nation: The Decorative Arts & Craftsmen 1640-1830, The Long Island Museum of Art, History and Carriages, Stony Brook, New York, 1976.

Item Number: 7243