I continue to travel through New England this week, in-search of “Handsome Gifts”—especially gifts for Father’s Day. I’ve assembled a collection of impressive mirrors, two of which are shown above. The front mirror, made during the 1840’s to 1860’s, is crafted of mahogany veneer over a curved “ogee” profile. The larger mirror, in back, is an example of the Aesthetic Movement, and was made in the 1880’s or 1890’s. Not shown is a large, impressive and heavy (!) Arts & Crafts oak-framed bevelled mirror which measures over 6.5 feet long and 28″ wide!
Perhaps a mirror seems a bit unconventional as a Father’s Day gift. True enough. Nevertheless, all of my newly-acquired mirrors are handsome, stylish, and would make a great gift for any Dad’s home.
Everything should be in-store by Monday 18 May and ready for your perusal. As items are received, cleaned and photographed, I will add some of them to the on-line shop. Please come into the shop to see the new shipment and keep checking our daily Journal to see these and other great, new receipts.
More from the road tomorrow.