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Board "Williams Inn"

1991.332 (RS35144)

Description

Board from room end or side wall painted gray with freehand designs in balck and white with scrolls; bird and owl.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1833
Inscriptions
Typewritten on jelly jar label at right, board reverse: Board from a/painted room in the Williams Inn, Sunder/land MA. Remainder/of painted walls owned/by Soc. Pres. N.E./Antiquities, Boston. Handwritten on white label below jelly label, reverse: Wall boarding from/Williams Inn,/Sunderland, Mass./See painted box by same decorator. Handwritten in green chalk reverse, right: O D D
Associated Building
Original To Williams Inn. Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
oil paint (paint)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Advertising Medium
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Bird
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Oil Paint
oil paint (paint)
Owl
owl (bird)
Painted
painting (coating)
shop signs
Sign, Trade
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
11 5/8 x 59 x 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.332
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2324
Reference Notes
Little, Nina Fletcher, Author. American Decorative Wall Painting. [No Publisher].

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