Pilaster Capital

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1750-1775

GUSN

GUSN-20067

Description

Carved interior pilaster cap with original gilt and green paint. Newspaper article from the Daily Kennebec Journal dated Oct. 15, 1879 glued to back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

capitals (column components)
wood (plant material)
paint (coating)
carving (processes)
gilding
Capital
Carved
Painted
Gilded
Capital

Inscription

"Among the relics found in the Cony Academy building by Mrs. James Howard...was the cap of a pilaster which once existed in the parlor or other apartment of the ancient mansion house of Gov. Hutchinson at Milton, Mass...." (Newspaper article)

Associated Building

Original To Governor Thomas Hutchinson House,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 5 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Given in honor of Abbott Lowell Cummings

Accession Number

1985.653

Places

Massachusetts (United States)