Overall: 15 3/4 x 26 x 1 1/2 in. ( 40 x 66 x 3.8 cm )
Rectangular wooden (possibly mahogany) cake board decorated with elaborately carved figures of "Brittania," "Greece," and "America" beneath an eagle with spread wings, all within an oval foliate frame.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
carved: on obverse: "BRITTANIA / GREECE / AMERICA"
The career of John Conger is outlined in the fourth edition of "Three Hundred Years of Kitchen Collectibles" (pp. 152-155). Louise C. Belden's article on cake boards, which appeared in the December 1990 issue of the magazine "Antiques," depicts many Conger boards and related examples.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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