Title: The wood-carver of Salem; Samuel McIntire, his life and work
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Authors: Cousins, Frank, b. 1851 Riley, Phil M. (Phil Madison), b. 1882
Subjects: McIntire, Samuel, 1757-1811 Architecture, Domestic Decoration and ornament, Architectural Wood-carving
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company
Contributing Library: Wellesley College Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries
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Plate LXXXIII.—Wall of ParlorPanorama of Paris Wall PFolding Shutters. Cook-Oliver House, showingaper; Embrasured Windows with The Cook-Oliver House blocked wall paper to be found anywhere. Tradi-tion tells us that General Oliver composed FederalStreet and several other well-known hymns in thisroom. Delicate in design and superbly executed, fewSalem mantels equal that in the parlor of the Cook-Oliver house. It was hand-carved by Mclntire, in1799, for the Derby mansion, and among other fea-tures was removed to its present location. Daintiermoldings it would be difficult to conceive; the classicacanthus leaf of the top cyma molding, as well as ofthe smaller molding below the frieze spot, and thefamiliar tiny bead molding are prominent, yet there isa certain ingenuousness in their use, and particularlyso in the application of the acanthus leaf to the capi-tals of the two slender, reeded colonnettes. A flat, unadorned central panel with nicely deline-ated medallions on each of the pilas
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