Garniture

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Description
Arched-handle, circular, rice shell basket laden with flowers crafted from a variety of other shells attached to silk thread-wrapped wire stems and branches. Covered by a clear colorless glass dome or shade that fits on a circular, scotia-molded wood base covered with red velvet on three ball feet. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
shellwork
date made
1850-1900
place made; place used
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
shell (overall material)
silk thread (overall material)
wire (overall material)
glass (shade material)
velvet (base lining material)
wood (base material)
Measurements
overall: 13 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in; 33.655 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
DL.68.0478
catalog number
68.0478
accession number
274913
Credit Line
Bequest of August Mencken
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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