Engraving tool

Object Number: 
1932.237.L.11
Date: 
1815-1850
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/8 x 5/16 in. (13.7 x 0.8 cm)
Marks: 
inscribed ">>>>>>" pattern encircling base of ferrule.
Description: 
Black painted(?) wood handle with rounded end, tapering to copper ferrule, which is separating from handle, with metal tip with flat round head.
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