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Wax jack/taper jack

Object Number: 
Z.2886
Date: 
1700-1750
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. ( 11.4 x 19.7 x 7.3 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron wax jack or taper stand with trefoil feet supporting square platform with scalloped edge and engraved; with central support for scissor like clippers and applied stem handle with seven-lobed leaf terminus.
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 306
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group