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Looking glass


Object number

RIF1910

Maker

Maker Peter Grinnell and Sons, 1828 - 1865

Dimensions

Height: 121.92 cm (48 in.); Width): 68.58 cm (27 in.)

Date

1828–1840

Current location

Edwin Giron, Victoria Giron

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

White pine (gilded)

Marks

" LOOKING-GLASS & PICTURE-FRAME/MANUFACTORY,/PROVIDENCE/Looking-Glasses in Gilt and Mahogany Frames, of/the newest fashions, constantly on hand, at wholesale/and retail; Gilt Frames and Glasses for all kinds of/Needle Work, Portraits and Pictures; Looking Glass/Plates, Window-Glass of very size, Linseed, Lamp/and Whale Oil, with a large assortment of Paints/Ship-Chandlery and Hard Ware./PETER GRINNELL & sONS,/ Main-Street, nearly opposite the Providence Bank." printed on a paper label glued to the backboard

Inscriptions

None

Style

Empire

Provenance

Harry Arons, Ansonia, Connecticut; sold to Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994), Providence, Rhode Island, 1965; by descent to his wife Anne Ott, Providence, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 20, 2012, lot 160. Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, March 9–10, 2013, lot 79; sold to Victoria and Edwin Giron, Gorham, New Hampshire

Associated names

Harry Arons
Joseph K. Ott
Anne Northrop Ott
Christie's
Northeast Auctions

Bibliography

Betty Ring, "Peter Grinnell and Son: Merchant-Craftsmen of Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 117, no. 1 (January 1980): 216, 220, pl. V, fig. fig. 8.
Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott, sale cat. (January 20, 2012), 76–77, lot 160, ill.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., Important Weekend Auction, sale cat. (March 9–10, 2013), 28, lot 79.