Cornice

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

ca. 1800

GUSN

GUSN-251

Description

Frieze and cornice built up from four pieces: a thin strip of molding nailed on at the base of the frieze. THe frieze has fluted sections (five flutes). Above is a cyma reversa molded board. Then a dentil course with holes. The paint evidence on this suggests that there was another molding above. This portion may have been put together from pieces as an example as on the top two pieces the paint indicates a corner locations whereas the frieze doesn't.

Details

Descriptive Terms

cornices
fluting
molding (forming)
painting (coating)
softwood
dentils
fluting
Softwood
Molded
Fluted
Painted
Dentil
TRIM

Inscription

Written on back: ""Jones Writing Room""

Associated Building

Original To Seaverus House,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

7.25 (H) (inches)

Accession Number

1935.877

Places

Massachusetts (United States)