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Looking glass, ca. 1753-1784.

Author: John Sr Elliott
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Vertical, rectangular dressing glass in molded frame with rounded upper corners and carved and gilded inner edge; attached slightly above mid-point to tapered, canted stiles with turned finials; rectangular walnut base with three drawers, and ogee bracket feet.
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Named Person: John Jr Elliott
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Sr Elliott
OCLC Number: 770379214
Notes: Gilded.
Label reported, but the type is unspecified.
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.
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).
Description: H: 24.25" W: 16.25" D: 6.75" Walnut veneer, walnut.
Other Titles: Dressing glass

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Vertical, rectangular dressing glass in molded frame with rounded upper corners and carved and gilded inner edge; attached slightly above mid-point to tapered, canted stiles with turned finials; rectangular walnut base with three drawers, and ogee bracket feet.

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