Looking Glass

Made by Isaac L. Platt

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Looking glass or mirror with a carved giltwood frame.  Above the mirror, is a reverse painted on glass scene in gold and blue paint with black outlines of a full ship, port view, on the water with a setting sun on the horizon.  Also pictured is a lighthouse, tree, a house, and two rowboats in the foreground.  The label on the reverse reads:

"HOLLAND BOLTING CLOTHS,/ of the best fabrics, imported and sold by / SAMUEL REYNOLDS, No. 178 Broadway, N. York"; also, a printed label within a Greek key design, reading:  "LOOKING GLASS STORE / ISAAC L. PLATT, / Looking Glass MANUFACTURER / PRINT & LOOKING-GLASS SELLER,/ AND FRAMER OF LADIES'NEEDLE-WORK, DRAWINGS, &c./ 178 Broadway,/ Between Maiden Lane and John Street / NEW-YORK./ LOOKING GLASSES silvered and framed, English, French,/ and German Looking Glass Plates, from 10 by 8 to 20 inches / by proportionate widths; Picture Glass from 18 by 14 to 38 by / 28; Parlour, Pocket, Brewers' and Distillers' Thermometers and / Hydrometers; Water Colours, Optic Glasses and Views, Gilt and / Ornamental Paper, Gilt Borders &c - for sale, / WHOLESALE and RETAIL."