Model, Juglans Regia, 1875–1898
This is a Model. It is dated 1875–1898. Its medium is wood, papier-mâché, cardboard, plaster, reed pith, metal, string, feathers, gelatin, glass and bone glue beads, cloth, metallic thread, horsehair, hemp, silk threads, paint, and shellac varnish.
The Juglans regia is native to the Balkans, but the tree is known as Persian or English walnut. The seeds have been used for cooking since antiquity and are appreciated for their taste and nutritional values. Designers have coveted the wood for furniture and architectural elements for centuries.
It is credited
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 38.1 × 20.3 × 20.3 cm (15 × 8 × 8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Botanical Lessons.