Urn and Swag Wooden Molds
Made by Joseph Shepley (w.1830-1838)
Cooperstown, New York
The urn and swag design was taken directly from Asher Benjamin’s “The American Builders Companion,” first published in 1806. It appears in the frieze of the drawing room ceiling at Hyde Hall. Another plate in the book was used for the design of the interior fanlights in the family dining room at Hyde Hall, Springfield, NY.