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From: Betty Ring, "Peter Grinnell and Son: Merchant Craftsmen of Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 117 (January 1980): 219
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Dressing glass


Object number

RIF962

Maker

Maker Peter Grinnell and Son, active 1809–1828

Dimensions

53.34 x 53.34 x 21.59cm (21 x 21 x 8 1/2in.)

Date

ca. 1820–ca. 1825

Current location

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine and yellow poplar (secondary); silvered glass

Marks

"LOOKING [G]LA[SSES] / [of all] sizes, in Gilt and [Mahog] / any frames / Sold by / P. GRINNELL & SON. / Nearly opposite the Providence / Bank.," printed in black on a paper label glued to backboard on looking glass

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton

Bibliography

Betty Ring, "Peter Grinnell and Son: Merchant-Craftsmen of Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 117, no. 1 (January 1980): 216, 219, fig. 12–13.