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Looking Glass

Retailer:
James Stokes (ca. 1755–1831)
Date:
1795–1800
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, Atlantic white cedar, pine
Dimensions:
54 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (138.4 x 57.2 x 3.8 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Virginia and Leonard Marx Foundation Gift, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.421
Not on view
The backboard of this looking glass retains a label from the shop of James Stokes. Stokes was a merchant who sold looking glasses made by local Philadelphia cabinetmakers at the dry goods store he established at the corner of Front and High Street in 1791.
Marking: Paper label on lower backboard, elliptical in shape with eagle pediment that reads: James STOKES / At [illegible] AND FRONT STREETS / HAS / FOR SALE A / GENERAL ASSORTMENT / OF LOOKING GLASSES / HARDWARE / [illegible]Y GOODS / [illegible] SALE / IL.
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