Cake board

  • Category:

    Wood (other)

  • Creator (Role):

    John Conger (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    New York, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1827-1835

  • Materials:

    Mahogany

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0048.060


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1955.0048.060

Object Name

Cake board

Category

Wood (other)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Charles K. Davis

Creator (Role)

John Conger (Maker)
10/8/1803-1/27/1869
Cake board 1960.0710 is similar in execution, wood, and flower design to 61.1704 and 55.48.60 which are stamped "J. CONGER" and "J. Y. WATKINS, N. Y.". John Conger worked in New York City from 1827- 1835 as carver and baker; James Y. Watkins was a tinsmith and ran a Kitchen Furnishing Warehouse at various times between 1830 and 1845. John Conger, carver, is listed at 121 Hester Street (1827-1828); 15 Stanton Street, house at 29 Stanton (1829-1830); 15 Stanton, house at 23 Stanton (1830-1831); 222 Greene Street (1831-1832); 242 Greene Street (1832-1833). Not listed in 1834, but in 1835 he is listed as a baker at 236 1/2 Mercer Street.

Place of Origin

New York, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1827-1835

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; corners of upper surface; stamped J.Y.WATKINS, N.Y. on each corner of top surface and on both ends; stamped J. CONGER on left end.

Materials

Mahogany

Dimensions (inches)

0.87 (H) , 23.5 (W) , 13.25 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

2.22 (H) , 59.69 (W) , 33.66 (D)

Object Description

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