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Door and Doorframe

Decorative Arts

On View: American Identities: A New Look, American Landscape/Colony to Nation, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Mahogany, painted pine, metal hardware
DATES ca. 1835
DIMENSIONS 120 1/8 x 72 13/16 x 5 1/4 in. (305.1 x 184.9 x 13.3 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Young Men's Christian Association, Flatbush Branch
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CAPTION Door and Doorframe, ca. 1835. Mahogany, painted pine, metal hardware, 120 1/8 x 72 13/16 x 5 1/4 in. (305.1 x 184.9 x 13.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Young Men's Christian Association, Flatbush Branch, 40.931.2a-b. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 40.931.2a-b_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Mahogany door with two long, vertical recessed panels framed with molding and metal doorknob with escutcheon below and two large metal hinges. White painted pine doorframe with unarticulated pilasters at sides raised on plain rectangular plinths and lintel above with five applied carved wood squared wreaths with berries and leaves surmounted by horizontal egg and dart molding, all capped by undecorated triangular pediment. Condition: Good. See conservation report in file. Conserved in 2000.
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