American Federal Giltwood and Eglomise Mirror , late 18th c., surmounted by a carved spreadwing eagle, wheat-filled ewer finials, shaped cornice, beaded and foliate molding, Ionic capital, fluted columnar stiles, floral-block rope-turned base , h. 66 in., w. 24 in. Provenance: Estate of Noted Antiquarian James D. "Don" Didier. Note: The highly ornamented mirror offered here, featuring two elegantly painted verre églomisé panels, is closely related to similar a mirror from the collection of the Winterthur Museum and a New York-attributed mirror from the Kaufman Collection.
Ref.: Cooper, Wendy A. An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont’s Winterthur Museum. Delaware: Winterthur Museum, 2002, p. 181, fig. 25; Flanigan, Michael J. et al. American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection. National Gallery of Art, 1986, pp. 232-233, fig. 96.