Cornice from Top of Fireplace

Artist:UnknownHerter Brothers

Medium: Mahogany, marble

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1881

Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 100 1/4 x 7 in. (37.5 x 254.6 x 17.8 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Visions and Myths of a Nation, 1800–1890

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 41.980.72a

Catalogue Description:
Mahogany cornice with marble insets atop mantel (41.980.72a-e); upper edge stepped back as it descends to double row of dentil courses. Front panel carved with horizontal elongated scrolls with reeded and beaded borders. Scrolls flank inset pieces of marble within carved frame: three rectangular pieces in center and two oval ones at ends; marble is salmon-colored with brown veins. [Photograph shows mantle in its original location, the library of the house of John Sloane, 883 Fifth Avenue, New York City, decorated by Herter Brothers, 1881-82.]

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