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Looking glass


Object number

RIF1337

Maker

Maker Peter Grinnell and Son, active 1809–1828

Dimensions

Height x Width: 37 1/2 x 20 in. (95.25 x 50.8 cm)

Date

1809–ca. 1812

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Gilded wood; silvered and reverse-painted glass

Marks

"PETER GRINNELL & SON, / PROVIDENCE, / Main-street, PROVIDENCE , opposite the Providence Bank, / OFFER FOR SALE, / A COMPLETE assortment of PAINTS, OIL, WINDOW GLASS, / VARNISHES, and / SHIP-CHANDLERY . . . / ALSO / Looking-Glasses, / framed in the newest and most elegant style, and are warranted to bear the strict- / est examination. . . . . .With every other article usually called for in a Ship-Chand- / lery or Paint Store, as cheap as at any store in the State. / They execute all kinds of / HOUSE, SHIP, SIGN and ORNA MENTAL PAINTING, / polishing and re-silvering old Looking-Glasses, Oil and Burnish-Gilding, in all their various branches. Embroidery, Looking-Glasses and Pictures of every / description, framed with enamelled glasses, as usual. / All orders from [illegible] country punctually attended to, with a liberal allowance / made to those who purchase in quantities.," printed in black ink, on a paper label glued to backboard

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Sheraton

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1974

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 4, p. 1071, P3985, ill.