Beekman family coat of arms
Wood, paint, gilding
Overall: 21 1/4 x 15 x 3 1/2 in. ( 54 x 38.1 x 8.9 cm )
Carved wooden coat of arms with paint and gilding; central shield with a wavy bend between two roses and a bird's head; helmet atop shield with crest of two wings in flight; foliate rococo carving surrounds shield; all surfaces painted or gilded.
Permanent Loan from the Beekman Family Association
ink inscription: on note glued to reverse: "Family tradition is authority for this wooden Coat of Arms having descended from James Beekman married to Jane Ketteltas and owner of Mount Pleasant his country seat on the East River between 49th and 51st Streets New York City... said to have hung in the parlour of that house... May 14th 1912/Gerard Beekman"
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