Brush - short lettering brush

Object Number: 
1932.237b.139
Date: 
1815-1850
Medium: 
Lacquered wood, bristles, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 1/4 in. (31.1 x 0.6 cm)
Marks: 
Stamped "8" on handle.
Description: 
Black lacquered wood handle, tapers slightly to end. Conical, seamless, copper(? The ferrule is largely covered in paint) ferrule. Chestnut colored bristles.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this tabouret was used by Asher B. Durand, an artist and engraver best known for his Hudson River school paintings.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group