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Medium:
Concrete
Dimensions:
52 × 27 × 3 1/2 in. (132.1 × 68.6 × 8.9 cm)
Style:
Art Deco
Type:
Panels (surface components)
Date:
ca. 1928
Period:
Art Deco (ca.1908-1935)
Description:
Eight cast concrete panels with Art Deco motif. The design of these panels is transitional with Art Deco patterns and stylized floral motifs portrayed in the undulating and organic forms typical of the Art Nouveau style. These panels are thought to be from an apartment building by George T. Santmyers that was a very early example of Art Deco design in Washington, DC.
Label Text:
Fragments of buildings and decorative panels have been popular choices for garden ornaments since the early twentieth century. They are often made of stone, concrete, metal, or plaster. Historic, decorative motifs from architectural ornaments often appear in these reliefs, while others are found with the contemporary designs.
Topic:
concrete  Search this
panels (ornament areas)  Search this
panels (surface components)  Search this
Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1985.046.001-1985.046.008
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq412237abf-3251-453c-a059-6fd42008a128
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1985.046.001-1985.046.008