Looking glass, ca. 1760
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Walnut, spruce, red pine cartouche (microanalysis), silvered glass, and gilded gesso; H. 70 in., W. 29 in.
Levy, Inc. (New York, N.Y.), dealer ID: 3498
This English mid-Georgian pier glass descended in Franklin's family with the tradition of having belonged to him. Correspondence between Franklin and his wife about furnishings for the Blue Room may refer to it.
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