The museum is open Fridays through Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free timed-entry passes are required. Review our latest visitor safety guidelines.

Wax Bouquet

Wax Bouquet

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bouquet, wax
garniture
date made
1850-1900
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
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 cm
overall: 25 3/4 in x 17 1/4 in; 65.405 cm x 43.815 cm
ID Number
DL.68.0481
catalog number
68.0481
accession number
274913
Credit Line
Bequest of August Mencken
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object