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Brush - filbert

Object Number: 
1932.237b.78
Date: 
ca. 1870-1890
Medium: 
Stained wood, bristles, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 1/2 in. (33 x 1.3 cm)
Marks: 
Stamped "F. W. DEVOE & CO." and "5" on handle.
Description: 
Reddish-brown stained wood handle, tapers to end, curves in toward ferrule. Cylidrical, seamed metal ferrule with "////" pattern inscribed in a band around base. White bristles.
Gallery Label: 
Devoe did not begin making brushes until the late 1870s. The company became F.W. Devoe & C.T. Raynolds in 1890.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group