Cornice

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1742-1899

GUSN

GUSN-9557

Description

An architectural fragment painted brown derived from a balcony

Details

Descriptive Terms

cornices
wood (plant material)
architecture (object genre)
architectural elements
Architecture
CORNICE

Label

Label "Waiting for a Gallery" Fanueil Hall, built in 1742, was rebuilt and enlarged under the direction of Charles Bulfinch between 1805-1806. The building underwent another massive renovation in 1898-99, at which time this architectural element was removed as a souvenir of the "cradle of liberty."

Inscription

In black ink on paper, attached to bottom of wood: ""From the underside/ of balcony in Faneuil Hall/ Erected 1742/ From Mr. L. B. Chandler/ Cambridgeport 3/8, 1899""

Associated Building

Original To Faneuil Hall (Boston, Mass.),

People and Organizations

Faneuil Hall

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Exeter Historical Society

Accession Number

1996.12

Places

Massachusetts (United States)