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    • Barrel

    • Barrels (containers); Furnishings and equipment
    • Wooden barrel constructed from a single log. The base of the barrel consists of boards nailed to the foot of the barrel. Nails reinforce the barrel at the knots. Carved inscription reads Madison NDF 1818 MDF and CHS and multiple stamps read IESE. ;...
    • Bedsheet

    • Hardanger; Cutwork; Embroidery; Sheets (bed coverings); Furnishings and equipment
    • White linen sheet with embroidered Hardanger drawn work.; Hardanger embroidery is a traditional embroidery involving cutwork, drawn work and needle weaving with white cotton or linen thread on a matching ground of double-weave linen. Geometric...
    • Bentwood box

    • Boxes (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Oval bentwood box. Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sides with wooden pegs. This box has a detailed...
    • Bentwood box

    • Boxes (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Oval-shaped bentwood box. Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sides with pegs, or in this case, metal...
    • Bentwood box

    • Boxes; Sponesker; Furnishings and equipment
    • Bentwood box with lid.; Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sides with pegs. The surface of this box is...
    • Bentwood box

    • Boxes (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Oval bentwood box. Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sides with pegs, or in this case, metal nails. ...
    • Bentwood box

    • Boxes; Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Small bentwood box. Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sides with pegs, or, in this case, nails. The...
    • Bentwood box

    • Boxes (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Oval bentwood box. Norwegian bentwood boxes are formed by binding a thin sheet of wood around the base, lacing the joint where the ends meet with thin birch roots and then securing the base to the sides with wooden pegs. The lid is constructed in...
    • Bowl with handle

    • Bowls (vessels); Vessels (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Hand-carved wooden bowl with handle. There is incised decoration on the handle, and the bowl is varnished. A wooden repair is visible: a crack patched with nails. The incised letters "LSSW" are on the bottom of the bowl. This item was collected...
    • Bowl with handle

    • Bowls (vessels); Vessels (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Wooden bowl with handle, hand-carved from a single piece of pitted hardwood, possibly walnut or bass wood. The bowl is sealed with varnished. The handle is smooth and there is an incised marking on the bottom of the bowl reading "iiFBB". This...
    • Burl bowl

    • Bowls; Vessels; Furnishings and equipment
    • Footed bowl carved from a hardwood burl. The stamp on the bottom of the bowl reads A:GAARDER. ; This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967), of McFarland, Wisconsin, in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to...
    • Butter box

    • Boxes (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Wooden box with hinged lid. (carved) dark varnish. The carved lid is connected to the base with a hinge made of wooden pegs, carved out of the sides of the lid. The box is nailed together, and the back slat has carved headboard-like detail. ...
    • Butter box

    • Boxes (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Wooden lidded box. The box features dovetail construction of the base and a dark varnish on the exterior. The lid is attached to the base with a wooded peg hinge. According to information at the McFarland Historical Society, it was used to store...
    • Butter churn

    • Churns; Tools and equipment; Furnishings and equipment
    • Butter churn with lid and wooden dasher. Holding vessel has a stave construction of multiple narrow, slightly arched slabs of wood (staves) with beveled outer edges bound with two metal hoops. The holding vessel has a dark varnished exterior and...
    • Butter mold

    • Butter molds; Tools and equipment; Furnishings and equipment
    • Turned wooden butter mold with a two-part construction. Inner portion carved with a pineapple pattern.
    • Butter mold

    • Butter molds; Tools and equipment; Furnishings and equipment
    • Turned wooden butter mold with a two-part construction. Inner portion carved with a wheat pattern.; This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967), of McFarland, Wisconsin, in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects...
    • Butter mold

    • Butter molds; Tools and equipment; Furnishings and equipment
    • Wooden butter mold with a two-part nail and screw construction. Inner portion carved with a perpendicular line pattern. ; This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967), of McFarland, Wisconsin, in the early-to-mid 20th century for his...
    • Carved cup

    • Bowls (vessels); Vessels (containers); Containers (receptacles); Furnishings and equipment
    • Cylindrical hand carved cup or bowl. The cup has incised floral and butterfly decoration on opposite sides of the exterior; traces of paint are visible on the design. The exterior is varnished, while the interior is unfinished. This item was...
    • Carved fork

    • Serving forks; Equipment; Tools and equipment; Furnishings and equipment
    • Hand carved wooden fork with painted decoration on the handle. This is an example of rosemaling (rose painting) revival work, likely a tourist souvenir. The incised inscription on back of handle "Hilsen fra Norge" translates to "Greetings from...
    • Carved scoop

    • Scoops (serving utensils); Equipment; Furnishings and equipment
    • Hand-carved wooden scoop or paddle. This item was collected by Albert Skare (1878-1967) in the early-to-mid 20th century for his collection of objects related to Norwegian settlers.

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