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Carved Whimsey

Carved Whimsey

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Description
Three "ball-in-cage" design featuring a long, rectangular prism with three, equal-size, open-sided compartments or cages, each containing a loose ball; shperical knobs at ends. Whittled or carved from a single piece of wood. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
whimsey
date made
1850 - 1900
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Lincoln
Physical Description
maple, soft (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 7 1/8 in x 7/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 18.0975 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
DL.388607
catalog number
388607
accession number
182022
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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