Looking glass or mirror

  • Category:

    Furniture

  • Creator (Role):

    Wayne & Biddle (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1811-1822

  • Materials:

    Mahogany; Pine, white; Glass

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.0629


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1957.0629

Object Name

Looking glass or mirror

Category

Furniture

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Wayne & Biddle (Maker)
1811-1822
Caleb Perry Wayne (1776-1849) and Charles Biddle, Jr. (1787-1836) were successors to their father-in-law, James Stokes (see 56.38.141), and ran the store he established at the corner of Front and High Streets from 1811 until 1822, when their partnership dissolved. The partners seem to have been retailers rather than makers of the many articles they advertised. The makers of their looking-glass frames are not known, but the presence of white pine as the sole secondary wood in this example (1957.0629) and 57.910 points to American workmanship.

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1811-1822

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; On back; "WAYNE & BIDDLE"

Materials

Mahogany; Pine, white; Glass

Dimensions (inches)

21 (H) , 12.625 (W) , 1 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

53.34 (H) , 32.068 (W) , 3 (D)

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Charles F., et al. 1966 American Furniture: The Federal Period, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 222.