Carved and Painted Poplar Spoon Rack

Probably New Jersey, 1750-1800 
H. 23 in.; W. 9 in.

Retains vestiges of what appears to be the original red, white and blue paint. The color of the red suggests that it is probably vermillion, the more expensive imported red available. (as opposed to the less expensive domestic iron oxide usually used on flat surfaces) The surface of the front has been scrubbed ---probably due to regular cleaning during use. Retains four of its original rose-head nails. There is a crack from the top, down the central hanging area about 3 inches long and a crack down the right shoulder about 7 inches long

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