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

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)