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Sword

Object Number: 
1923.47
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 98.7 x 9.8 x 6 cm )
Description: 
Dress sword with straight, evenly tapered steel blade which is triangular in cross section; steel hilt with elliptical counter-guard, cross quillons (broken on one side), pas d'ane, faceted grip, and faceted urn-shaped pommel with ball finial; hilt is decorated with faceted steel beads inset in circular patterns.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this dress sword was worn by Philip Schuyler (1788-1865), grandfather of the donors, during his service as U.S. Consul at Liverpool under President Martin Van Buren.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Grace Schuyler de Luze and Louis Phillippe de Luze
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group