Looking Glass

Retailer: John Elliott Sr. (1713–1791)

Date: ca. 1775

Geography: Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Pine

Dimensions: 48 x 26 in. (121.9 x 66 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of the American Wing Fund and Max H. Gluck Foundation, Inc. Gift, in honor of Virginia and Leonard Marx, 1990

Accession Number: 1990.18


The looking glass with frame in the full Rococo taste is one of the rarest of American furniture forms. The label of John Elliott on this example refers to the retailer, not the maker.