Independent Order of Odd Fellows Miniature Chair in Bottle
George Barnhart (b. 1851)
USA: Missouri, Liberty
Glass, wood
bottle: 4-1/2"h x 1-3/8"w x 1-3/8"d
Museum Purchase

Independent Order of Odd Fellows miniature chair in bottle. Clear glass bottle with four flat sides that curve at the top. Round neck and opening. Seven-sided wooden stopper plugs bottle. Inside the bottle is a miniature wooden chair with woven back and seat. Handwritten on the legs is "Liberty / Odd F. Home / FLT / IOOF / G.G. Barnhart 1924." On the bottom of the bottle is a K, surrounded by a circle of dots.

For further information, Blog post, January 2, 2018, http://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2018/01/odd-fellows-home.html AND Blog post, Deecember 8, 2015, http://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2015/12/new-to-the-collection-a-miniature-chair-in-a-bottle.html

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