Quillwork Sconce

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1720-1740

GUSN

GUSN-2261

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sconces
mica (mineral)
paper (fiber product)
shell (animal material)
quillwork
Fixture, Lighting
Fixture, Wall
Sconce
Sconce

Inscription

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.""

Associated Building

Used At Jacob Wendell House,

Maker

Possibly Rindge, Ann (Odiorne) (Maker)

Location of Origin

Portsmouth, NH, USA

Dimensions

29 x 14 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.270

Places

New Hampshire (United States)