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Looking glass, ca. 1762.

Author: John Sr Elliott
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vertical, rectangular dressing glass in molded frame with rounded upper corners; attached slightly above mid-point to canted stiles with turned finials; rectangular mahogany base with three drawers, arched skirt, and ogee bracket feet. 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: 770379201
Notes: Chestnut Street label with "Walnut" super-inscribed on "Chestnut" indicates that it dates from the period shortly after Elliott's 1762 move.
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).
Family piece inherited by Gordon Saltar.
Description: Mahogany; white oak
Other Titles: Dressing glass

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Vertical, rectangular dressing glass in molded frame with rounded upper corners; attached slightly above mid-point to canted stiles with turned finials; rectangular mahogany base with three drawers, arched skirt, and ogee bracket feet. Detail of label.

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