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Clapboard

Description

One of two exterior clapboards. Traces of red paint.

Details

Maker
unknown
Associated Building
Original To Taylor-Hurlbutt House.
Material
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
CLAPBOARD
clapboard siding
Painted
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
24.938 x 6.875 x 0.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1997.25.1
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Hershner
GUSN
12491
Related Items
Title Shingle Accession number 1997.26.1 Notes 1997.26 1 SHINGLE Relationship Similar item
Title Shingle Accession number 1997.26.2 Notes 1997.26 2 SHINGLE Relationship Similar item

Comments

Clapboard from Taylor-Hurlbutt House (also possibly built earlier by Finch) #

AvatarPosted by Richard Hershner on February 20, 2011
I gave the clapboards and wonder if there is not value to listing where the object originates? I found these clapboards under the front entry floor being used as shims. In addition to the paint (or is it redish or berry stain) the clapboards are also beaded. The house has been dated to the early 18th c., but must have undergone a major renovation in the 2nd half of the 18th c. based on observed structural changes. The house when built was on a high point along the Post Road in Norwalk, CT near the Fairfield line, but this area is now Westport, CT (which became a separate town in 1835).

Thank you #

AvatarPosted by Adrienne Donohue on February 22, 2011
Dear Mr. Hershner,
    The information about the exact origins of the clapboards and shingles is in our object files, but does not appear in the online record. Thank you for providing more details about these objects online.
Sincerely,
Adrienne Donohue
Collection Manager