• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 06/03/03
  • Description
  • Rectangular gilt gesso on wood molding frame mirror. Top outer edge is bevelled away from mirror, 1/2" wide, remainder of mirror slopes inward. One incised line 1/2" from outer ridge. 1" wide molding bevel cut to mirror outer ridge is closest to glass. Back of frame is flat with wide incised line 1 1/2" from outer edge. Mirror held in place by glued blocks and backed with series of wide horizontal boards. Red base paint shows through gilt. Mer... more
    Rectangular gilt gesso on wood molding frame mirror. Top outer edge is bevelled away from mirror, 1/2" wide, remainder of mirror slopes inward. One incised line 1/2" from outer ridge. 1" wide molding bevel cut to mirror outer ridge is closest to glass. Back of frame is flat with wide incised line 1 1/2" from outer edge. Mirror held in place by glued blocks and backed with series of wide horizontal boards. Red base paint shows through gilt. Mercury backing is flawed. L 50 7/16" x W 22 9/16" x D 2 3/8". This mirror belonged to Abraham Lincoln during his residence in Springfield, IL, 1844-1861. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities. 16 History. less
  • Format
  • 1115.jpg