Soulful Fragment-Size Carved Looking Glass
Probably New England, ca. 18th century, inscribed 'MN/1790'
on the reverse
White pine, in a very high state of originality, untouched, with very thin silvered glass, the silvering now well worn, and rich patina over the entire. The patina may be a combination of Spanish brown paint and natural patination, hard to determine for sure. The high points beautifully worn. Carved crest and base elevate it further.
About 8 inches tall x 4 ½ wide.
Provenance includes Ron and Penny Dionne, Elliott and Grace Snyder, and distinguished private collections.