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Tray

Description

Rectangular tole tray with deep beveled edge. Enamelled in black paint with tole painted decoration of flowers, leaves, fruit and nuts, in dull-gold and browns. Central area off by rectangular border. Dull-gold leaf band around edge. Finger hold on either end.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1830
Inscriptions
"The Society for the Preservation/ of N. E. Antiquities/ Belonged to Major General Crane/ of Boston (served in Revolution),/ great, great-grandfather of donor,/ Helen Sanborn Whitney (Lafayette/ was served from it)."15" in upper right corner. 2) ""Soc. for the Preservation/ of New England Antiquities/ #15/ 1989"" 3) ""SPNEA/ 15""
Material
metal
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
Flower
flowers (plants)
Fruit
fruit
metal
Tole
TRAY
trays
People and organizations
Lafayette
Dimensions
28 1/8 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1995.414
Credit Line
Bequest of Elsie Allen
GUSN
10586

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