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American Decorative Arts
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Maker: Nicholas Van Rensselaer, w. c. 1760 - 1770

Pair of knee buckles

1760–70

Silver, steel or iron

1 3/16 × 1 5/8 in. (3 × 4.13 cm)
other: 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1379a-b
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
or made in Albany, New York
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

R.T. Haines Halsey (1865–1942), New York, NY, before 1929; purchased by Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York, NY, 1929–30; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1930

Bibliography: 

Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 2, pp. 136–37, no. 723.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.