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Looking Glass

Retailer:
John Elliott Sr. (1713–1791)
Date:
1762–67
Geography:
Possibly made in England; Possibly made in United States
Culture:
American or British
Medium:
Walnut
Dimensions:
48 x 20 in. (121.9 x 50.8 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.164
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: inscribed on paper label on the back: John Elliott. / At his Looking Glass Store, the Sign of the Bell / and Looking Glass, in [Chestnut obliterated with ink] Street Philadelphia / Imports and Sells all Sorts of English Looking-Glasses / at the lowest Rates. / He also now Quicksilvers and frames old Glasses, / and supply's People with new Glass to their own Frames. / [followed by the same passage in German]
Kirkbride family, Philadelphia; Arthur E. Bye, Holicong, Pennsylvania, until 1932
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