Pair of Modillions Mounted on Boards

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1795

GUSN

GUSN-103392

Description

Pair of wood modillions having carved scrolled acanthus leaves, painted white, both mounted to rectangular boards

Details

Descriptive Terms

BRACKET, PEDIMENT

Inscription

"This was removed from / original (Bulfinch) State / House in Boston during reno / vations. Jack Pierce, the / architect, donated it to the / Wareham Historical Society / auction about 15 years ago / & I bought it. One of / a pair (I bought both). / G.C.D. [George C. Decas]" (Paper Label)

Associated Building

Original location Massachusetts State House,

Additional Identification Number

3120

Maker

Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844 (Architect)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA; Middleborough, MA

Dimensions

5 3/4 in (1); 5 3/4 in (2) x 8 7/16 in (1); 12 in (2) x 8 7/16 in (1); 9 in (2) (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

2007.19.1-2