Comb

Comb
Title
Comb
Date 
1785-1810
Medium 
Tortoise shell
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 5 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 15.6 x 14.6 x 4.1 cm )
Description 
Tortoise shell decorative hair comb with fourteen teeth and openwork design at the top, the design has an oval in the center with several small flowers encircled by floral garland, both sides have floral pattern, the edges are scalloped.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Annie L. Gebhard
Object Number 
1924.49
Gallery Label 
This hair comb belonged to Elizabeth Wentworth, mother of Judge Daniel Meserve Durrell, a lawyer in New Orleans and a federal judge in Louisiana. His attorney son migrated to New York to pursue a literary career.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group