Special Summer Offerings

Now through September 6th enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

Brush - flat

Object Number: 
1932.237b.204
Date: 
ca. 1870-1890
Medium: 
Lacquered wood, bristles, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 1/8 x 26 x 22 1/4 in. (71.4 x 66 x 56.5 cm)
Marks: 
Row of "///" around ferrule. Marked "F.W. DEVOE & CO" and "3" on handle.
Description: 
Chestnut-brown lacquered wood handle, tapers to end. Cylindrical, seamed, metal ferrule. White bristles, damaged.
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