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Chip carved wooden busk, spirals at top and bottom, points of two hearts meet at center flanked by two small spirals, "PC" carved on reverse

Inscription

"PC" carved on reverse

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

7 x 30.7 cm (2 3/4 x 12 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.98

Medium or Technique

Carved wood (maple)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes