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Catalog Number 2004/081/002
Collection McConnell Family
Object Name Mirror, Dresser
Description A mirror meant to be attached to a dresser or chest of drawers made of dark brown wood decorated with hand-painted clusters of grapes and leaves, gilt striping and faux graining. It is similar in style to the chest of drawers (2004/81/002), but the decoration is different. The mirror is rectangular with arch top created by the frame; mirror frame has carved wood applied crest on the top. There are two hinged lid boxes and candle stands attached to each side.
Date 1849-1860
Year Range from 1849
Year Range to 1860
Classification Furnishings
Victorians
Household
Material Wood - possibly Vermont White Pine
Dimensions H-51 W-38 D-9 inches
Place of Origin Probably Vermont
Subjects Furniture
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Lexicon sub-category Furniture
Provenance Per donor information: This mirror is part of a set that included a chest of drawers and chest that were donated at the same time, The pieces were made in 1853 as a wedding set for Thomas and Louise Chapin McConnell and brought around the horn on a ship. (The dates of the marriage need to be verified. See copy of newspaper article in accession file) ) They were used at the McConnell's home at the McConnell Station RR stop in Elk Grove near the Consumnes River.
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