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Doorhead

Description

Gently curving overdoor frieze with composition ornament; raised rectangular elements at either end have oval patera on them. On the frieze there are composition swags. Above is a small-scale acanthus-leaf molding in composition, then a row of wooden dentils, then a divided bead molding, then a delicate egg-and-dart molding, then a broadly projecting cornice surmounted by an acanthus-leaf molding in composition.

Details

Maker
Morton, Perez, 1751-1837 (Carpenter)
Date
ca. 1796
Location of origin
Dorchester, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original To Morton-Taylor House.
Material
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
composition (material)
molding (forming)
softwood
Object type
Building Component
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Acanthus
acanthus (motif)
Beaded
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
Composition
composition (material)
Dentil
dentils
door heads
egg and dart moldings
Egg-and-Dart
ENFRAMEMENT, DOOR
Molded
molding (forming)
Patera
paterae (motifs)
softwood
Softwood
Swag
swags
Dimensions
11 x 49.5 x 4.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.394
GUSN
484

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