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Looking glass

Object number



Maker Peter Grinnell and Son, active 1809–1828


43 24 in. (109.22 60.96 cm)


ca. 1812–ca. 1815

Current location



Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Gilded pine (primary); pine (secondary)


"PETER GRINNELL & SON, / PROVIDENCE, / Nearly opposite the Providence Bank, / HAVE FOR SALE, / An Assortment of elegant Gilt and Mahogany Framed / LOOKING GLASSES. / ALSO, / WINDOE-GLASS, of every size; large SHEET GLASS, which / they cut to any pattern; PAINTS, of all kinds; LINSEED, LAMP / and WHALE OIL ; BAR and SHEET LEAD, with a good assort / ment of / SHIP-CHANDLERY. / PORTRAIT, EMBROIDERY, and all kinds of PICTURE and / LOOKING-GLASS FRAMING executed in the neatest manner. / LIKEWISE, / OIL and BURNISH GILDING, HOUSE, SHIP, SIGN and ORNA / MENTAL PAINTING.," printed in black ink, on a paper label glued to backboard


Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 1988

Associated names

Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.


Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., Gallery Catalogue (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1974–2020), vol. 6, p. 206.
William C. Ketchum Jr., American Cabinetmakers: Marked American Furniture, 1640-1940 (New York: Crown Publishers, 1995), 145–147, ill.