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Cornice

Maker: Maker unknown (probably New York State)

Date: 1825-1830
Medium: Gilt wood with applied composition decoration
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 1/4 × 64 3/4 × 9in. (18.4 × 164.5 × 22.9cm)
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 57.65.1-2
Label Text
This pair of cornices is gilded, but the wood is not carved. Rather the decorative elements—the balls, beading, and egg-and-dart molding—are made of “composition” and applied to the plane-molded wooden frameworks. Some cabinetmakers, such as John Doggett of Roxbury, MA, sold composition balls by the gross and composition beading by the “stick.”