Flagstaff with flag tassels

Object Number: 
INV.11438a-c
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, metal, silk flag tassels
Dimensions: 
Part (top): 84 3/4 x 2 in. (215.3 x 5.1 cm) Part (base): 43 1/2 x 2 in. (110.5 x 5.1 cm) Part (tassels): 27 3/8 x 1 3/
Description: 
Wooden flagstaff with metal cuff 2/3 of its length down that allows the top and bottom portion to screw together; ball finial at the top that originally was surmounted by an eagle (only talons extant); metal ovoid tip at base held on with a screw; gold silk tassels tied to the staff below the finial; twisted cord with hourglass shaped drapery tassels; twisted fringe at base.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group