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Knee buckles (pair)

Object Number: 
1955.51cd
Date: 
1780-1820
Medium: 
Silver, paste
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 2.9 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Pair of nearly oval silver knee buckles with a row of paste gems around the frame; vertical double tooth hinged clasp at center.
Gallery Label: 
These knee buckles belonged to Joshua Brookes (1773-1859), who came to the United States from England and established himself as a successful New York businessman. He and his wife Martha (1775-1853) were the parents of Martha Brookes (Mrs. Joseph Fernando Waller, 1812-1897) and Anna Brookes (Mrs. Ray Boynton, 1814-1874).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Walter S. Poor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group