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Quill-Work Sconce

1991.270 (RS21089)

Description

Black painted shadow box frame with shaped crest and molded front edge enclosing elaborate polychrome bouquet of flowers held in a basket resting on a bed of dried green moss and sea shells within a meandering flowerhead and leafy vine border; worked with rolled pieces of colored paper, some painted and covered with mica, all on a green-blue ground.

Details

Maker
Possibly Rindge, Ann (Odiorne) (Maker)
Date
1720-1740
Inscriptions
In ink on back board: ""Mrs. Rindge No. 1"". In pencil on backboard: ""Given to James Rindge Stanwood for his name [Rindge], by his aunt Caroline Q. Wendell, 1882.""
Location of origin
Portsmouth, NH, USA
Associated Building
Used At Jacob Wendell House. Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
mica (mineral)
paper (fiber product)
shell (animal material)
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
baskets (containers)
Bouquet
floral patterns
Fruit Basket
Mica
mica (mineral)
paper (fiber product)
Queen Anne
SCONCE
sconces
Shell
shell (animal material)
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
29 x 14 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.270
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2261

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