Garniture

Garniture

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Description
Gold-painted circular wicker or woven fiber basket laden with flowers, including pansies and violets, crafted from colored threads stretched over wire frames and accented with silk leaves. Covered by a clear colorless glass dome or shade that fits on a circular, scotia-molded wood base covered with maroon velvet on three ball feet. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
garniture
bouquet, threadwork
date made
1850-1900
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
wood (base material)
silk thread (flowers material)
silk fabric (leaves material)
wire (flowers, stems material)
wicker (basket material)
paint (basket material)
glass (shade material)
velvet (base lining material)
Measurements
overall: 12 5/8 in x 11 1/2 in; 32.0675 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
DL.68.0480
catalog number
68.0480
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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