Busk

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

Date

1885-1910

GUSN

GUSN-4315

Description

Non-functional souvenir busk with flattened rectangular shaped body with rounded ends; hole in handle, probably for hanging; low relief decorative carving of floral, grape and bird motif with traces of polychrome highlights; once had circular inlay details (probably mother-of-pearl).

Details

Descriptive Terms

busks
accessories
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
floral patterns
vine scrolls
Grape
Floral
Bird
BUSK

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Polynesia

Dimensions

17.375 x 2.125 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.617