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Declaration of Independece

2006.44.648 (RS9677)

Description

A large engraved copy of the Declaration of Independence. At the bottom left is an explanation that the copy is true to the original. The wood frame is painted gold with a rough finish. There are gold leaf decorations in the four corners, applied plaster spiral decoration and modified egg-and-dart pattern along interior trim.

Details

Maker
Tyler, Benjamin O. (Copyist)
Maverick, P. (Engraver)
X.H. Shaw & Son (Framer)
Date
1818
Inscriptions
"Xenophon H. Shaw, Looking glass and Picture frame manufacturer, one door east of Barton's Hotel, Salem. Portraits, Pictures, Embroidery, Looking Glasses, etc framed to any pattern, at as low prices as can be done in Boston or elsewhere, and warranted to be done as well. Old frames reguilt."
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
ink
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Engraving
engravings (prints)
ink
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
35 14/16 x 29 12/16 x 3 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.648
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
202706

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