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Framed quill-work. Rectangular painted pine frame with shaped top. Horizontal gilded paper box with glazed print in center. Date over Emerson arms and crest above box, vase below. Wax fruits (much broken and loose) pendant at sides, dressed wax doll in one corner, two wax lambs in other. Mica...

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Bears Emerson coat of arms and descended in the Emerson family; purchased in October 1958 from C.C. Emerson, 52 Bowdoin Street, Portland, Maine.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund


Object Place

probably Boston, Massachusetts


Overall: 56.5 x 47.9 cm (22 1/4 x 18 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pine, gilded and colored paper, wax, shells, fabric, wire, glass




Mixed media