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Black painted shadow box frame with shaped crest and molded front edge enclosing elaborate polychrome bouquet of flowers held in a basket resting on a bed of dried green moss and sea shells within a meandering flowerhead and leafy vine border; worked with rolled pieces of colored paper, some painted and covered with mica, all on a green-blue ground.
paper (fiber product)
shell (animal material)
In ink on back board: ""Mrs. Rindge No. 1"". In pencil on backboard: ""Given to James Rindge Stanwood for his name [Rindge], by his aunt Caroline Q. Wendell, 1882.""
Used At Jacob Wendell House,
Possibly Rindge, Ann (Odiorne) (Maker)
Portsmouth, NH, USA
29 x 14 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
New Hampshire (United States)