Billet Head

Collection Type

  • Transportation

Date

1800-1830

GUSN

GUSN-2667

Description

Large billet head well carved and painted buff. Apparently a model as it has never been in use. [see photo neg#45718-A]

Details

Descriptive Terms

carving (processes)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
pineapple (motif)
Pine
Carved
Painted
Pineapple
CARVING, BILLET HEAD

Inscription

In ink on a jelly label, in NFL's script is: Billet Head/carved by Simeon Skillin of New York City./(From Skillin/Family)

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Skillin (I or II), Simeon, Mr., d. 1830 (Maker)

Location of Origin

New York, NY, USA

Object Type

Water Transportation Accessory

Dimensions

17.5 x 9.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.889

Places

New York state (United States)