Quill-Work 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)
baskets (containers)
floral patterns
Queen Anne
shell (animal material)
Unidentified Paper
Mica
Shell
Queen Anne
Bouquet
Fruit Basket
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

Object Type

Lighting Device

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)