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Created by:
Cesar Chelor, American, 1720 - 1784  Search this
Medium:
wood with iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6 1/16 × 1 1/4 × 9 13/16 in. (15.4 × 3.1 × 25 cm)
Type:
edge planes
Place used:
Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1753-1784
Description:
A wooden table edge molder. Unusual appearance and checking cracks in the endgrain suggest plane was possibly stripped of its protective finish. There are several spots of iron staining and minor dark stains on the sides. There are exit holes from past insect activity, and the ends have several small, short drying cracks. In relief on the toe, oriented vertically, is [CE CHELOR / LIVING*IN / WRENTHAM].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Building Arts  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Skilled labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Colonial period, 1600-1775  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2023.8.19
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Richard DeAvila / Cesar Chelor Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55c4a76aa-3802-4268-8eae-a02109bf1715
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2023.8.19