Fireboard

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1800-1824

GUSN

GUSN-3296

Description

Fireboard made from five boards stenciled with upper and lower borders and standing birds in a row inbetween. Painted in black and grey with touches of red in the upper border. The upper border has swags with fruit. For upper border and birds, see the same in a house on Clongh Hill, London, N.H. (My notebook) Lower border is similar to the Manse, Petersborough, N.H. (Waring) Background boards are unpainted.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil paint (paint)
panels (wood)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
fruit
Oil on Panel
Bird
Fruit
fireboards (fireplace equipment)
FIREBOARD

Inscription

A ripped jelly label fragment on the back of the panel- illegible.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

45.25 x 57.75 x 0.875 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1082

Places

Connecticut (United States)