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Framed set of shoe buckles (18) excavated in New York

Object Number: 
1947.284.1-18
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass, bronze
Dimensions: 
largest: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 7 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Brass or bronze shoe buckles; arched rectangular or circular frames decorated with floral or other designs.
Gallery Label: 
These shoe buckles were excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918. They were excavated at British and Hessian Revolutionary War camps in Washington Heights, Manhattan. The buckles were worn by British or Hessian officers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group