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Looking glass, ca. 1762-1776.

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 mahogany veneer; arched crest flanked by S-scrolls terminating in scrolled brackets; glass set within applied molding with rounded top corners and carved and gilded inner edge; serpentine skirt with scrolled brackets. Detail of label.
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Named Person: John Jr Elliott
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Sr Elliott
OCLC Number: 862502820
Notes: Walnut Street label, the 4th type Elliott used in Philadelphia.
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).
DAPC folder contains a sample of spruce from the back of the frame.
Description: H: 22.63" W: 11.68" Mahogany; spruce.
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Vertical, rectangular looking glass with mahogany veneer; arched crest flanked by S-scrolls terminating in scrolled brackets; glass set within applied molding with rounded top corners and carved and gilded inner edge; serpentine skirt with scrolled brackets. Detail of label.

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