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Brush - round

Object Number: 
1932.237b.193
Date: 
1815-1850
Medium: 
Lacquered wood, bristles, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 3/16 in. (30.5 x 0.5 cm)
Marks: 
Single row of "III" pattern around base of ferrule. Marked "F.W. DEVOE & CO.N.Y." and "8" on handle.
Description: 
Orange-ish-brown, lacquered wood handle, tapers to end, curves in toward ferrule. Conical, seamed, metal ferrule. Sable(?) 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