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young teen during the 1740s. It's one of fewer than 10 such works that exist from earlier colonial times. Set in a box 29-inches wide, 32-inches high, and 5-inches deep, the piece consists of carved and molded beeswax. At first you're struck by the abundance of fruit, grapes, apples, quince, peaches, and berries. At bottom is a central figure that could repre- sent "the Fisher Lady," a popular motif of mid-18th century New England needlework, according to Linda Wiseman, head of the tavern's Curatorial Committee. The diorama- 106 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 6 Buried Treasures P H O T O S C O U R T E S Y O F G O L D E N B A L L T A V E R N M U S E U M left: Golden Ball Tavern Museum interior right: Hammered Latten Spoons on display at the Golden Ball Tavern Museum circa 1700s

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