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A large engraved copy of the Declaration of Independence. At the bottom left is an explanation that the copy is true to the original. The wood frame is painted gold with a rough finish. There are gold leaf decorations in the four corners, applied plaster spiral decoration and modified egg-and-dart pattern along interior trim.
paper (fiber product)
"Xenophon H. Shaw, Looking glass and Picture frame manufacturer, one door east of Barton's Hotel, Salem. Portraits, Pictures, Embroidery, Looking Glasses, etc framed to any pattern, at as low prices as can be done in Boston or elsewhere, and warranted to be done as well. Old frames reguilt."
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Tyler, Benjamin O. (Copyist)
Maverick, P. (Engraver)
X.H. Shaw & Son (Framer)
35 14/16 x 29 12/16 x 3 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation