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Door

1914.284 (RS32594)

Description

Door

Details

Label
"Cherished Possession": This wainscot door reflects the level of refinement that early settlers brought from England. Instead of a simple straight board door hung on leather hinges, this one is constructed of panels set into ornamental rails and is hung from elaborate imported iron hinges. <br/> The door was discovered in the lean-to of the Giddings-Burnham house in Ipswich, Massachusetts. That house, which was built in the 1680s or 1690s, incorporated a number of pieces of an earlier house that was likely on the same property, including a summer beam, joists, and this door.<br/>
Maker
unknown
Date
1650-1675
Associated Building
Original To Giddings-Burnham House.
Material
iron (metal)
molding (forming)
oak (wood)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Ipswich (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
DOOR
doors
iron (metal)
Molded
molding (forming)
oak (wood)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
72 x 29 x 1.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1914.284
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
67168

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