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Trim; Baluster; Sheathing

Description

An assemblage that may have formed part of the staircase trim: 1) a post (or stud) to which a half baluster (with bottom end beveled to match the rake of the stairs) is attached; 2) a sheathing board with feathered edge is attached at a right angle; 3) Baluster has turnings which are symmetrical at the top and bottom. Hand-wrought nails.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1675-1725
Material
beveling
softwood
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
Beveled
beveling
SHEATHING
sheathing
Softwood
softwood
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
23 x 8.5 x 3 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.254
GUSN
286

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