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Easel

Object Number: 
Z.775ab
Date: 
ca. 1887
Medium: 
Wood, metal, twine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 1/2 x 20 x 10 in. ( 59.7 x 50.8 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse of "b": "PATENTED JUNE 14TH 1887"
Description: 
Table easel consisting of folding base ("a") with hinged stand attached by chain to back and rectangular board ("b") with metal reinforcements on upper and lower edge and a small hole pierced at the vertical midpoint of each side; traces of paint on surface of board and remnant of twine in hole at each side.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group