Object photography

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On View Barbara Weld Putnam Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • Samuel McIntire (American, 1757-1811)
  • Mantel from the Nathan Read House, about 1800
  • Painted pine
  • Salem, Massachusetts, United States
  • H: 64 in, W: 86 in, D: 9 in (H: 162.6 cm, W: 218.4 cm, D: 22.9 cm)
  • Gift of the Peabody Museum to the Essex Institute, 1993
  • 121453


This is a carved wooden mantel. The sides are in the form of Corinthian columns. There is a carving of a cornucopia in a medallion on the center of the mantel. Wheat sheaf ornaments sit directly above the columns.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present
  • Samuel McIntire, Carving an American Style, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; October 13, 2007 through February 24, 2008
  • Worlds Revealed: The Dawn of Japanese and American Exchange, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; November 17, 2000 through March 18, 2001