Wax Bouquet

Wax Bouquet

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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.
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Object Name
bouquet, wax
date made
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)
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
catalog number
accession number
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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