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Circa 1796-1803, John Elliott (w. 1784-1803), molded frame with looking glass set within, surmounted by a shaped and cut crest, ears, and drop, backboard bears a label that reads JOHN ELLIOTT at No. 60 South Front Street, between Chestnut and Walnut Streets, PHILADELPHIA, sells by Wholesale and Retail Looking Glasses In neat Mahogany Frames of American Manufacture Coach Glasses, Window Glass, Spectacles, Paint - ers Colours, Oil, Varnishes & -And A Ge-neral Assortment of Drugs and Medicines N. B. Old Glasses new quicksilvered and framed as usal and new glass supplied to People's old frames
32 x 17 in. From the Collection of Colonel and Mrs. Gordon Roberts, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Property of The Jack Warner Foundation, Christie's New York, Sale 14970, lot 119, September 20, 2017.
See Judith Coolidge Hughes, "The Labels of John Elliott, Jr.," The Magazine Antiques (April 1967), p. 517.
Silver loss; some shattering to label; frame with screw reinforcement to rear; retains old dark crazed surface.
$1,000 - 2,000