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Cornice

1996.12 (RS203677)

Description

An architectural fragment painted brown derived from a balcony

Details

Label
Label "Waiting for a Gallery" Fanueil Hall, built in 1742, was rebuilt and enlarged under the direction of Charles Bulfinch between 1805-1806. The building underwent another massive renovation in 1898-99, at which time this architectural element was removed as a souvenir of the "cradle of liberty."
Maker
unknown
Date
1742-1899
Inscriptions
In black ink on paper, attached to bottom of wood: ""From the underside/ of balcony in Faneuil Hall/ Erected 1742/ From Mr. L. B. Chandler/ Cambridgeport 3/8, 1899""
Associated Building
Original To Faneuil Hall (Boston, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
architectural elements
Architecture
architecture (object genre)
CORNICE
cornices
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Faneuil Hall
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1996.12
Credit Line
Gift of Exeter Historical Society
GUSN
9557

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