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Deaccessioned December 19, 2013

Looking glass

about 1820
Edward Lothrop (American)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 74.3 x 41.3 cm (29 1/4 x 16 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

33.717

Medium or Technique

Gilded and carved wood, glass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Looking glasses and mirrors

Rectangular, gilded and carved frame; wavy moulding in concave edge; balls across top. Ship picture in floral frame painted at top.

Inscription

Paper label pasted to back:

LOOKING GLASSES.
E. LOTHROP, GILDER,
No. 28, COURT STREET….Near Concert Hall,
Opposite the new Stone Stores,--BOSTON.

KEEPS constantly on hand [illegible] assortment of well made Gilt and / Mahogany framed LOOKING GLASSES, of the first quality…Miniature / and Profile Frames, by wholesale or retail…Looking Glasses, Pictures, and Embroidery, framed in the best manner.

N.B. Country Traders who buy to sell again, have found, and will still / find it to their interest to call as above, where they can have Glasses pack- / ed with perfect safety for transportation, free of expense.
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Gold Lead for sale, as usual, by the single book, or dozen, at / Factory prices. / ***OLD PLATES, NEW SILVERED.

THOMAS BADGER, JUN. PRINTER.

Provenance

19th century, Thomas Smith (b. 1796 - d. 1861) and Betsey Howes Smith (b. 1797), Chatham, MA; probably by descent to Kate Augustina Gould (b. 1871 - d. 1930), Chatham; 1933, bequeathed by Kate A. Gould to the MFA for use in the Chatham Historical Society (accession date: July 20, 1933); December 19, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA for transfer to the Chatham Historical Society.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Kate A. Gould