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Fireboard

1991.1082 (RS25704)

Description

Fireboard made from five boards stenciled with upper and lower borders and standing birds in a row inbetween. Painted in black and grey with touches of red in the upper border. The upper border has swags with fruit. For upper border and birds, see the same in a house on Clongh Hill, London, N.H. (My notebook) Lower border is similar to the Manse, Petersborough, N.H. (Waring) Background boards are unpainted.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1824
Inscriptions
A ripped jelly label fragment on the back of the panel- illegible.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
oil paint (paint)
panels (wood)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Bird
figure- and animal-derived motifs
FIREBOARD
fireboards (fireplace equipment)
fruit
Fruit
Oil on Panel
oil paint (paint)
panels (wood)
Dimensions
45.25 x 57.75 x 0.875 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1082
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3296

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