Architectural Finial from the Meeting House Hill Area in Dorchester, Massachusetts, 18th century, white-painted turned wood finial, total lg. 12 3/4 in.
Provenance: Purchased from Roger Bacon in 1968.
Literature: Illustrated in The Impecunious Collector's Guide to American Antiques, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1975, fig. 123.
Exhibitions: The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, New England Meeting House and Church: 1630-1850, c. 1979, and illustrated in the catalog with the same title, fig. 80.
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