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Pilaster Capital

1985.653 (RS202797)

Description

Carved interior pilaster cap with original gilt and green paint. Newspaper article from the Daily Kennebec Journal dated Oct. 15, 1879 glued to back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1775
Inscriptions
"Among the relics found in the Cony Academy building by Mrs. James Howard...was the cap of a pilaster which once existed in the parlor or other apartment of the ancient mansion house of Gov. Hutchinson at Milton, Mass...." (Newspaper article)
Associated Building
Original To Governor Thomas Hutchinson House.
Material
carving (processes)
gilding
paint (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Components; Supporting Elements
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Capital
capitals (column components)
Carved
carving (processes)
Gilded
gilding
paint (coating)
Painted
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 5 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.653
Credit Line
Given in honor of Abbott Lowell Cummings
GUSN
20067

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