American Institute of the City of New York Bronze Medal Awarded to Glass & Co., 1856

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Description
This medal, made of metal and copper alloy, was awarded by the American Institute, New York in 1856 to Wisconsin cabinetmaker Peter Glass’s company, Glass & Co., for “best inlaid Furniture.” As a farmer in Wisconsin, German immigrant, Peter Glass, applied his native training as a marquetry craftsman to make award-winning furniture in his spare time.
Date made
1856
associated person
Glass, Peter
American Institute of the City of New York
maker
Lovett, George Hampden
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
metal, copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .5588 cm x 6.0325 cm; 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in
overall: 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; .635 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
DL.281476.0025
accession number
281476
catalog number
281476.0025
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Frank (Catherine) Vidano
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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