Friday, September 30, 2011

Thomas Day Artifacts

By: Sarah Harris
Information and images based on the book: 
Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color
By Patricia Phillips Marshall and Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll

Day created many mantels with these serpentine friezes. Although many of them share a lot of similarities, few are identical. 

He also created mantels with friezes called "open-book" friezes that contained opposing reverse ogee curves that meet in the middle therefore looking like an open book. 

Lastly were his flat mantel friezes where the front of the mantel was flat but the lower edge of the mantel mimicked the undulating forms of his serpentine friezes. 

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