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Swift: Expandable yarn tree w/stand

Object Number: 
1943.167
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Whale bone, whale ivory, copper, wax, shell
Dimensions: 
folded: 18 x 2 3/4 in. ( 45.7 x 7 cm ) open: 18 x 22 in. ( 45.7 x 55.9 cm )
Description: 
Single swift; beaded whale bone splats joined in the center with copper tacks; turned cup ornamented with red and blue sealing wax; turned whale ivory clamp with crescent thumbpiece.
Gallery Label: 
The original base is not with the object. A wood block is currently being used for the base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group