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Looking glass, ca. 1760.

Author: John Sr Elliott
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Vertical, rectangular looking glass with walnut veneer; pierced, C-scrolled top with gilded carving; two panes of glass set within applied molding with rounded top corners and a carved and gilded inside edge; bottom glass is a modern replacement.
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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: 770379190
Notes: Gilded.
Label of John Elliott, in English and German, on back.
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).
At the Marvil House (private) in Lewes, Delaware.
David Stockwell label as well.
Description: H: 51" W: 18.75" Walnut veneer

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Vertical, rectangular looking glass with walnut veneer; pierced, C-scrolled top with gilded carving; two panes of glass set within applied molding with rounded top corners and a carved and gilded inside edge; bottom glass is a modern replacement.

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