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Looking glass

Probably Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



24-5/8 in x 14-5/8 in x 1 in


Mahogany, mirrored glass; unidentified conifer (back board)

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp

Accession Number


Condition Notes

All four are scrolls applied to the tops and bottoms of each side are replacements.  The  backboard is replaced.


This small looking glass is similar to examples labeled by John Elliott Jr. that date from 1780 to 1800. However, without original secondary woods of American origin, looking glasses like this one may have originated in England for sale in the United States.