Wall Bracket

Wall Bracket. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.Artist/Maker: Unspecified[1]

Created: c. 1810

Origin/Purchase: Monticello Joinery

Materials: mahogany

Dimensions: 58.4 x 41 x 22.5 (23 x 16 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.)

Location: Monticello Visitor Center

Provenance: Thomas Jefferson; by descent to Francis Eppes; by purchase to William Cobbs; by descent to Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Adams; by gift to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in 1977

Accession Number: 1977-55

Historical Notes: This hanging shelf with decorative pierced and scrolled fretwork is attributed to the Monticello joinery and was made for Poplar Forest. The large astragal molding is characteristic of Monticello-made works. In the eighteenth century decorative shelves such as this one were often used to hold busts or clocks.

Footnotes

  1. This article is based on Stein, Worlds, 298.

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