Hyde Hall

Urn & Swag Wooden Molds

(ARC3) 1995.1637.2 Joseph Shepley1832, Cooperstown, NY

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.


Oval windows, Stone House (1817-1819)

Oval windows, Stone House (1817-1819)Outside of Dismal Room

Oval windows, Stone House (1817-1819)

Hyde Hall, Springfield, New York

Build by Cyrenus Clark (1777-after 1856)

Oval windows were a favorite decorative motif of the Federal period and particularly the architecture of Philip Hooker (1766-1836). Two pairs of oval windows were supplied to the Stone House section of Hyde Hall: one for a bedroom, the other for the stair hall. They were made by master carpenter Cyrenus Clark (1777- after 1856 )  in late December, 1819.

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