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Upcoming Events

2017 Tour Season will begin on May 14, 2017 - CLICK HERE for details on Dates and Hours
Fri 18

Civil War Weekend

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - August 20 @ 4:00 pm
Fri 25

Bubbly Baroque: Music & Champagne Concert

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Giltwood Style Mirrors

The largest of three mirrors is shown hanging above a mahogany pier table in the drawing room.

When it came time to furnish the main entertaining spaces of Hyde Hall in the 1830s, George Clarke selected strong, masculine, classical furniture. For the drawing room in 1833 he ordered three giltwood looking glasses from Isaac L. Platt (1793 –¬†1875), a New York picture-frame maker. The glass of two of the mirrors measures 66 inches long by 60 inches wide; a third, the largest, is 76 inches long by 36 inches wide. All are framed with 4-1/2-inch fluted moldings fastened with bold corner blocks. Total cost for glass and frames, not including shipping and handling¬†was $591, which would buy you about $15,700 worth of goods in today’s money.

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