Overall: 38 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 98.7 x 9.8 x 6 cm )
Dress sword with straight, evenly tapered steel blade which is triangular in cross section; steel hilt with elliptical counter-guard, cross quillons (broken on one side), pas d'ane, faceted grip, and faceted urn-shaped pommel with ball finial; hilt is decorated with faceted steel beads inset in circular patterns.
According to the accession records, this dress sword was worn by Philip Schuyler (1788-1865), grandfather of the donors, during his service as U.S. Consul at Liverpool under President Martin Van Buren.
Gift of Miss Grace Schuyler de Luze and Louis Phillippe de Luze
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.