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Looking glass


Object number

RIF74

Maker

Maker Peter Grinnell and Son, active 1809–1828

Dimensions

82.55 x 46.99 cm (32 1/2 x 18 1/2in.)

Date

ca. 1825–ca. 1828

Current location

Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); northeastern white pine (secondary); silvered and reverse-painted glass

Marks

"[LOOKING-GLASSES, / sold by] / P. GRINNELL & SON, / No. 37, South Main-street, / PROVIDENCE, R. I.," printed in black on a paper label glued to backboard

Inscriptions

“3.50 / 3.50 [upside down],” in chalk, on backboard

Style

Empire

Provenance

Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts

See also


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. 14.