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Mallet

Mallet
Title
Mallet
Date 
ca. 1775-1825
Medium 
wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 x 5 3/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 22.9 x 13.7 x 8.3 cm )
Description 
Carved wood mallet; block has curved profile and handle, which is carved separately and faceted with pointed terminal.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. R. Horace Gallatin
Object Number 
1924.133
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this mallet was used for crushing sugar in the family of the donor for four generations, including that of the great-grandfather, Robert Morris of Mt. Fordham, N.Y.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group