Sheathing for Boxed in Stairway

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1815-1830

GUSN

GUSN-3271

Description

Section of feather edge sheathing which covered a boxed in stairway, probably in a front entry. The artist, Moses Eaton, applied stencils/ tempora in red and green on a faint pink background, directly to unpainted pine boards. The outlines of the stair ends can still be seen on the backs of the wide old boards. At some date long after the original construction, the stenciling was applied to the mellow pine finish. [NFL 1989, p.106] There are two beveled edges.

Details

Descriptive Terms

stairs
pine (wood)
stenciling
tempera
pine (wood)
Pine
Tempera
Stenciled
STAIRCASE, SHEATHING FOR

Inscription

In black crayon?, on the upper left board (1991.1055,B) of the back is: 508/(c) .

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

1991.1055A,B

Maker

Eaton, Moses (American stencil artist, 1796-1886) (Maker)

Location of Origin

USA

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

74.5 x 20.625 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1055AB

Reference Notes

Little, Nina Fletcher, Author. American Decorative Wall Painting. [No Publisher].

Places

Massachusetts (United States)