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Gilded Looking Glass

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A European rectangular looking glass having a carved and gilded frame with a crested flower basket, side tassels, and beaded site edge. Late 17th or early 18th century retaining its original mercury/tin glass.

Treatment involved stabilization of the frame, reattachment of the carvings, gesso and gold fills, cleaning the surface and installation of the original glass.

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