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Billet Head

1991.889 (RS35083)

Description

Large billet head well carved and painted buff. Apparently a model as it has never been in use. [see photo neg#45718-A]

Details

Maker
Skillin (I or II), Simeon, Mr., d. 1830 (Maker)
Date
1800-1830
Inscriptions
In ink on a jelly label, in NFL's script is: Billet Head/carved by Simeon Skillin of New York City./(From Skillin/Family)
Location of origin
New York, NY, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Water Transportation Accessory
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
CARVING, BILLET HEAD
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Pineapple
pineapple (motif)
Dimensions
17.5 x 9.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.889
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2667

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