Model of the Ship "Golden Step"

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1875-1924

GUSN

GUSN-61321

Description

Model of a ship with three masts and full rigging.

Details

Descriptive Terms

ships
models (representations)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Model
Painted
Model

Label

The bright, awe-inspiring Golden Step Room at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester, Massachusetts known for its white walls, green accents, and sliding glass windows takes its name from this large ship model said to have been built for the China Trade. In 1921, Henry Davis Sleeper created this room specifically to house this vessel putting it on a Chinese pall, or funeral table, further emphasizing the theme. When designing the rooms in Beauport, Sleeper was often inspired by an object which in turn dictated the style and nature of the room. This convention is evident throughout Beauport.

Associated Building

Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.),

People and Organizations

Golden Step

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Documentary Artifacts; Other Documents

Dimensions

70 x 110 x 32 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann

Accession Number

1942.1916