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Mirror, Cheval


Full-length freestanding dressing mirror with mahogany frame, waterleaf carved legs with brass scroll feet. Baltimore architect James Bosley Noel Wyatt (1847-1926) believed the cheval glass had been originally placed in the Fayette Street house of his aunt Elizabeth Noel (1797-1851) and her husband, James Bosley (c. 1779-1843). His parents, Margaret Noel (1812-1897) and William Edward Wyatt, Jr. (1816-1866), had been married in the house in 1843 and lived there until after his birth.




Brass, mahogany, white pine


80.5 H x 40.75 W x 24.75 D inches

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The attribution to Lannuier, the great French emigre cabinetmaker, is based on both provenance and design. The cheval glass is from the same house as the Lannuier parlor set and it dates from the same period. Also, labeled Lannuier pieces have similar columns with the same highly figured mahogany veneers. The overall superb quality of the materials and elaboration of the design are also characteristic of Lannuier's workshop.

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Bequest of James Bosley Noel Wyatt

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