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Wooden Mold

Wooden Mold

 

Wooden Mold

Made by Joseph Shepley (w.1830-1838)

Cooperstown, New York

 1831

As Hyde Hall was nearing completion, George Clarke (1768-1835) commissioned Joseph Shepley, a carver who worked in Cooperstown between 1831 and 1839, to make wooden molds to create the plaster ornamentation of the rooms in the Great House. This motif appears in the soffit of the ceiling.

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