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Busk

American
late 18th to early 19th century


Place of Manufacture, Massachusetts, United States, , Place of Use, Lexington

Dimensions

7 x 30.7 cm (2 3/4 x 12 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.98

Medium or Technique

Carved wood (maple)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Chip carved wooden busk, spirals at top and bottom, points of two hearts meet at center flanked by two small spirals, "PC" carved on reverse

Inscription

"PC" carved on reverse

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone