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Mirror knob

1985.155 (RS118533)

Description

Oval form w/ gilt brass surround w/ beaded edge enclosing an enameled medallion w/ in grisaille decoration of tree and fortified bridge on white background. Round tapered shaft w/ knop at circular termination. Screw end. Used as a curtain tieback in the late 19th century.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1820
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
enameling
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Enameled
enameling
KNOB, MIRROR
knobs (handles)
mirrors
Dimensions
2 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.155
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
24853

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