Declaration of Independece

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1818

GUSN

GUSN-202706

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

engravings (prints)
paper (fiber product)
ink
Engraving

Inscription

"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."

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P225

Maker

Tyler, Benjamin O. (Copyist)
Maverick, P. (Engraver)
X.H. Shaw & Son (Framer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

35 14/16 x 29 12/16 x 3 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.648