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Looking glass, ca. 1762-1784.

Author: John Sr Elliott
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Vertical, rectangular looking glass with mahogany veneer; pierced, C-scrolled top with gilded rooster carving; foliate brackets; glass set within applied molding with rounded top corners and a carved and gilded inner edge; scrolled brackets at either side of C-scrolled skirt.
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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: 770379194
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.
This glass is of the type identified by Mary Ellen Hayward as "H." For more information, see Mary Ellen Hayward, "The Elliotts of Philadelphia," M.A. thesis, University of Delaware (Newark), 1971, p. 146 (copy available in Visual Resources Department).
Elliott's label on backboard.
Description: H: 45" W: 23.87" Mahogany veneer.

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Vertical, rectangular looking glass with mahogany veneer; pierced, C-scrolled top with gilded rooster carving; foliate brackets; glass set within applied molding with rounded top corners and a carved and gilded inner edge; scrolled brackets at either side of C-scrolled skirt.

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