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Mantel

Description

Mantelpiece: delicately molded pilasters and caps; broad, plain frieze; deep mantelshelf molded underneath. Overmantel: one wide raised field panel over a slim raised field panel, surmounted by a molded cornice.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1737
Inscriptions
Plaque on frieze says: ""This mantel piece and the panel above it were taken from the Dining Room of the old Holmes house, Cambridge, Mass. just before its removal in 1884. In this historical house the battle of Bunker HIll was planned, Benedict Arnold received his commission and Washington breakfasted several times. Later it was the birthplace of the poet Oliver Wendell Holmes.""
Associated Building
Original To Oliver Wendell Holmes House.
Material
molding (forming)
softwood
Object type
Building Component
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
MANTEL
mantels
Molded
molding (forming)
Softwood
softwood
People and organizations
Arnold, Benedict
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Accession Number
1930.283
GUSN
240

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