Mahogany, mahogany veneer, Atlantic white cedar, pine
54 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (138.4 x 57.2 x 3.8 cm)
Purchase, The Virginia and Leonard Marx Foundation Gift, 1994
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.