Mantel

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

ca. 1737

GUSN

GUSN-240

Description

Mantelpiece: delicately molded pilasters and caps; broad, plain frieze; deep mantelshelf molded underneath. Overmantel: one wide raised field panel over a slim raised field panel, surmounted by a molded cornice.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mantels
molding (forming)
softwood
Softwood
Molded
MANTEL

Inscription

Plaque on frieze says: ""This mantel piece and the panel above it were taken from the Dining Room of the old Holmes house, Cambridge, Mass. just before its removal in 1884. In this historical house the battle of Bunker HIll was planned, Benedict Arnold received his commission and Washington breakfasted several times. Later it was the birthplace of the poet Oliver Wendell Holmes.""

Associated Person

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Arnold, Benedict
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Associated Building

Original To Oliver Wendell Holmes House,

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1930.283

Places

Massachusetts (United States)