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Object ID # 1957.008.003
Object Name Mirror, Dresser
Title Swing Mirror
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Year Range from 1830
Year Range to 1880
Made Unknown woodworker
Place of Origin Unknown
Description A 19th-century swing mirror, with a mid-19th-century appearance. It is a wood-framed mirror, that swings between two turned wooden posts, that have finial decoration. The two side finials are interesting. The upright posts are set into a rectangular wooden base, that has angled corners. The base is supported by flattish, round wooden feet. The finish is a light brown stain. Tongue and groove construction is observed. The mirror frame has mitred corners. It does not have any maker's identification on it (usually they were home-made by woodworkers).
Makers mark None
Provenance Unknown maker. Nineteenth century. It was found at Kilsyth, Derby Township, Grey County, and it was used by the Cunningham family.
Collection Furniture, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Glass/Stain/Metal/Glue
Dimensions H-44.5 W-45.5 L-28 inches
Found Kilsyth, Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
Function A swing mirror like this was intended to be sat upon a bureau (chest of drawers) or a highboy in a bedroom. It would be used as a looking glass.