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Mantel and Fireboard

1963.394AB (RS85733)

Description

Mantel, painted green with dentils; fireboard image is trompe l'oeil brick with fireplace tools; dado cap and baseboard shadows on sides of mantel.

Details

Label
Loaned to Milwaukee Art Museum for exhibition "American Fancy: Exuberance and Delight in the Arts, 1790-1840" December 2004-April 2005.
Maker
Possibly Graves, Noah (Artist)
Date
1790-1800
Location of origin
North Sunderland, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original To Daniel Whitmore House.
Material
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Components; Environmental Control Elements
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Component, Fireplace
Dentil
dentils
Fireboard
fireboards (fireplace equipment)
mantels
Painted
painting (coating)
Torah
Tromp L'oeil
trompe-l'oeil
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
44.5 x 51 x 5.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1963.394AB
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
55098
Reference Notes
Pain, William, Author. The Practical Builder London: 1789; Boston: 1792.. [No Publisher].

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