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Looking glass, ca. 1753-1762.

Author: John Sr Elliott
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vertical, rectangular looking glass with C-scrolled top flanked by scrolled brackets; glass set within applied molding with rounded top corners; scrolled brackets at either side of serpentine skirt. Detail of label.
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Named Person: John Jr Elliott
Material Type: Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Sr Elliott
OCLC Number: 770379192
Notes: Elliott was originally a cabinetmaker, but he didn't make looking glasses himself. Instead, he focused on importing, selling, and repairing them as part of his apothecary business. Because the looking glasses sold at his shop were labeled, they have been attributed to him.
DAPC folder contains a sample of spruce from the back of the frame.
For more information, see Mary Ellen Hayward, "The Elliotts of Philadelphia," M.A. thesis, University of Delaware (Newark), 1971 (copy available in Visual Resources Department).
Labeled with Elliott's Chestnut Street label, the earliest of his Philadelphia labels.
Description: Spruce

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Vertical, rectangular looking glass with C-scrolled top flanked by scrolled brackets; glass set within applied molding with rounded top corners; scrolled brackets at either side of serpentine skirt. Detail of label.

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