Engraving tool

Object Number: 
1932.237.L.22
Date: 
1815-1850
Medium: 
Wood, copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 1/4 in. (9.5 x 0.6 cm)
Marks: 
Inscribed with "IIIIII" pattern at base and tip of ferrule and geometric pattern at midpoint of ferrule.
Description: 
Dark brown wood handle with two incised lines on either side of concave incision circling base of handle. Tapers to conical copper (bent) ferrule with threaded tip.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this tabouret was used by Asher B. Durand, an artist and engraver best known for his Hudson River school paintings.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group