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Object Details
Medium: Mahogany, ivory, yellow poplar, Atlantic white cedar, and eastern red cedar 
Dimensions: 63.5 x 29.7 cm (25 x 11 11/16 in.), framed (frame): 83.2 x 49.5 x 31.12 cm (32 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.) 
Geog. Data: Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Period: 18th century 
Culture American 
Dressing Box with Swinging Glass
Maker: Jonathan Gostelowe, American, 1745?1795
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
This object is on view at the gallery.
"Carved Mirror Frame," Antique World 10, no. 2 (August 1926): 108, ill.
Clarence W. Brazer, "Jonathan Gostelowe," Antiques 6, no. 9 (June 1926): 388–89, fig. 3–4.
"The Hayloft advertisement," Antiques 10, no. 1 (July 1926): 10, ill.
"The Hayloft advertisement," Antiques 14, no. 4 (October 1928): inside back cover, ill.
"Varied Offerings at the Auctions," Good Furniture Magazine (March 1929): 163, fig. 12.
Thomas H. Ormsbee, The Story of American Furniture (New York: MacMillan Company, 1934), 72–73, illus. 26.
Meyric R. Rogers, "The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection of Furniture," Yale Alumni Magazine 25, no. 4 (January 1962): 11, ill.
Marshall B. Davidson, The American Heritage History of Colonial Antiques (New York: American Heritage Publishing Co., 1967), 209, fig. 280.
Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976), 152–53, fig. 121.
Patricia E. Kane, "American Furniture in the Yale University Art Gallery," Antiques 117, no. 5 (June 1980): 1318, fig. 5.
John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 182, fig. 499.
Gerald W. R. Ward, American Case Furniture in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1988), 147, no. 66.
David L. Barquist, Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, and Gerald W. R. Ward, American Tables and Looking Glasses in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 28, 30, 45, 358–62, no. 207, pl. 7, ill.
Handbook of the Collections (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 91, ill.
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