Looking glass

Object Number: 
Wood, glass, paint, gilding
Overall: 30 3/4 x 18 x 3 1/2 in. ( 78.1 x 45.7 x 8.9 cm )
painted: at bottom of églomisé panel: "Enterprise & Boxer."
Pillar looking glass with gilded double frame; indented cornice with 13 gilded balls suspended from underside; upper verre églomisé panel with naval battle depicted in rectangular gold frame with sawtooth edge; pillars with molded block capital above shaft with incurving face centering vertical strip of twisted rope molding; molding set between plain block pillar bases at bottom of mirror frame.
Gallery Label: 
The battle between the U.S. frigate "Enterprise" and the British frigate "Boxer" took place off the coast of Maine in September 1813.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group