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Date Made:early 18th century
Type:Food Service
Place Made:United States
Accession Number:  HD 68.051
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Russell Barnes
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Treen or wooden bowl made from a burl, with "A.M" carved on the outer rim. Treen, which was a very inexpensive choice for tablewares, was turned or carved from locally available wood and cost only a few pence to purchase. Although used by many, by the mid-18th century wooden ware dishes had become considered unrefined for a genteel dining table. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Barnes, Boston, MA (engineer at Memorial Hall) According to Bill Hubbard, dealer and auctioneer, on April 1974, this bowl is Spanish burl.

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