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19th Century Educational Wall Display

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19th Century Educational Wall Display

This large and colorful wall display was once used in a French classroom to hold rock and mineral samples. The piece is actually a shelf for organizing the samples according to their origins within the layers of the earth. The top tier is for sedimentary rocks and the bottom tier is for igneous rocks found deeper in the earth. The shelf is made from wood with metal fittings. Each tier is labeled and color coded according to age and depth. The piece dates to the mid-19th century. Paint is original.
Origin | France
Year Made | 19th Century
Material | Wood, Metal, & Paint
Dimensions | 61.4"W x 4"D x 35"H
ID | 18E03021
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