Doorhead

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

ca. 1796

GUSN

GUSN-484

Description

Gently curving overdoor frieze with composition ornament; raised rectangular elements at either end have oval patera on them. On the frieze there are composition swags. Above is a small-scale acanthus-leaf molding in composition, then a row of wooden dentils, then a divided bead molding, then a delicate egg-and-dart molding, then a broadly projecting cornice surmounted by an acanthus-leaf molding in composition.

Details

Descriptive Terms

door heads
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
composition (material)
molding (forming)
softwood
acanthus (motif)
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
dentils
egg and dart moldings
paterae (motifs)
swags
Softwood
Composition
Molded
Patera
Swag
Acanthus
Dentil
Beaded
Egg-and-Dart
ENFRAMEMENT, DOOR

Associated Building

Original To Morton-Taylor House,

Maker

Morton, Perez, 1751-1837 (Carpenter)

Location of Origin

Dorchester, MA, USA

Dimensions

11 x 49.5 x 4.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1923.394

Places

Massachusetts (United States)