Shadow Box Display Case

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-11404

Description

A rectangular wood framed vitrine with a molded top and a projecting molded base; contains 3-D vignettes of two masted sailing ships, 3 steam vessels and a lighthouse with buildings on a cliff, in the left rear corner, all on a painted plaster sea. Comprised of various materials and painted in polychrome.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dioramas
wood (plant material)
carving (processes)
cotton (textile)
glass (material)
painting (coating)
plaster
string (fiber product)
dioramas
Glass
Wood
Plaster
Painted
Carved
Cotton
String
Box, Shadow

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

19 1/2 x 33 x 22 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Al Mack

Accession Number

1992.352