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Mirror

Mirror

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, made)
    Middle East (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1600-1700 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Frank Green

  • Museum number:

    W.46-1916

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Mirror, fitted with a square glass in the middle, with framework also of glass ornamented with a tree and lozenges on a green ground with red spot, all overlaid on a basis of wood.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, made)
Middle East (possibly, made)

Date

1600-1700 (made)

Dimensions

Height: 16 5/8 in, Width: 10 3/8 in

Object history note

Given by Frank Green from his collection at the Treasurer's House, York. Acquisition RF (16/863 and 16/1043, on Nominal File Green, FRank W. MA/1/G1639/1. The list says "Mirror, said to be of the time of Charles I"
Condition: 'much damaged and portions missing'. This piece was one of about 30 items of furniture, ceramics and textiles being offered; the mirror is probably one of the pieces described by Green in a letter to the Museum of 25/3/1915 as 'a quantity of small objects which are of no particular intrinsic value but you may not have similiar ones at the Museum.'

Descriptive line

Mirror, framed in wood with glass inlays, 17th century

Production Note

Originally identified as possibly english, identified in 2016 as possibly Middle Eastern.

Materials

Wood; Mirror glass; Glass

Techniques

Inlay

Categories

Mirrors

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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