Wax Bouquet


Two-tiered, white-painted, woven wire basket filled with polychrome wax flowers and leaves attached to wire stems, the entire display covered by a clear colorless glass dome or shade on a circular wood base lined with black velvet on three conical feet. Flowers include budding and blooming roses, dahlia, hyacinth, lilies-of-the-valley, tulip, wisteria and more. No marks. Broken pieces stored separately.

Date Made: 1850-1900

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Maryland, Baltimore

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Bequest of August Mencken

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.68.0481Catalog Number: 68.0481Accession Number: 274913

Object Name: bouquet, waxgarniture

Physical Description: wax (flowers, leaves material)pigment (flowers, leaves material)wire (flowers, leaves, basket material)glass (shade material)wood (base material)Measurements: overall-petal box: 2 in x 3 1/2 in x 6 in; 5.08 cm x 8.89 cm x 15.24 cmoverall: 25 3/4 in x 17 1/4 in; 65.405 cm x 43.815 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-20da-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_318565

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