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Etagere

1998.5880 (RS193120)

Description

Etagere, also described as a "whatnot". Ebonized cherry. Top is wider than base, with molded edges. Two shelves with decorative wheel element between top and middle shelf. Fretwork gallery above edge of bottom shelf. Legs between middle and bottom shelf are fluted. Legs below bottom shelf have horizontal banding and are slightly splayed.

Details

Maker
Paine Furniture Company (Manufacturer)
Date
1883
Inscriptions
"Paine" (Handwritten in cursive in white chalk and underlined)
"1850" (Stenciled with green paint)
"#19311" (Written with pink chalk or pencil)
Material
cherry (wood)
ebony (color)
fretwork
staining
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Cherry
cherry (wood)
Ebonized
ebony (color)
Etagere
fretwork
shelves
staining
étagères
Dimensions
36 1/2 x 20 x 16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5880
Credit Line
Sarah Moore Field Collection
GUSN
20559

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