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Footstool

1991.1234 (RS25750)

Description

Rectangular overhanging top; shaped and carved apron with carved bootjack ends; painted dark green and decorated in yellow with a pinstripe reserve enclosing leafy vine and the inscription "Frances Jane Fernald" upon the top; the front side apron is carved with pinwheels and hearts, heightened with yellow and inscribed "Mary and Andrew 1803."; the ends are carved with pinwheel devices.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1805-1815
Inscriptions
Painted at the top: ""Frances Jane/ Fernald"" Painted at the side: ""Mary and/Andrew""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
FOOTSTOOL
footstools (stools)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
6.25 x 13.75 x 5.875 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1234
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2784

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