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Corner étagère from the Rock Rest Tourist home

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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Clayton Sinclair, American  Search this
Hazel Sinclair, American  Search this
Subject of:
Rock Rest Tourist Home, American, 1948 - 1976  Search this
varnish on wood
H x W x D: 59 1/4 × 19 1/4 × 19 1/4 in. (150.5 × 48.9 × 48.9 cm)
Place collected:
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
mid 20th century
A corner étagère from the Rock Rest Tourist Home. The wooden étagère has five tiers and a dark reddish brown finish. Each of the five display shelves are roughly fan shaped with semicircular cutouts at the fan corners along the front edges of the shelves. The smallest shelf is at the top tier and each shelf below is slightly bigger than the one above. The widest shelf is the fifth tier, at the bottom of the étagère. The top shelf features small finials at all three corners. On the left and right corners of the shelves are carved wooden, cabriolet shaped, fret work pillars that support the shelves. The back pillars are turned wood with repeating carved, rounded, tapered shapes and grooves between each shelf. The back edges of the top three shelves also have scrolled, fret work guardrails. The bottom two shelves have short, plain guardrails.
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Black interiors  Search this
Business  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc.
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Rock Rest Tourist Home Collection
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture