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Mantel from Oak Hill bedchamber

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This mantel came from a bedroom in Oak Hill, the mansion built for Elizabeth Derby West in Danvers, Massachusetts. Daughter of the richest man in the United States, West spared no cost in decorating her new home, hiring McIntire to execute elaborate, coordinated designs for the door lintels,...

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Provenance

Oak Hill, home of Elizabeth Derby West; to MFA, 1922, as part of the acquisition of the Oak Hill Rooms. Purchased by MFA, December 1922, with rest of Oak Hill interior elements for $14,472.70

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Fund and Anonymous Gift

1800–01

Dimensions

measurements of opening: 36 3/8" x 57 1/2" depth: now 1 1/8", adjustable

Accession Number

22.808

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Architectural elements