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American Decorative Arts

Pair of Cloak Pins

ca. 1790–1810

Brass, enamel

L: 2 5/16 in. Diam: 1 1/2 in.
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1994.51.3.1-.2
Geography: 
Probably made in Sheffield, England
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
British
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Irving W. Lyon (1840-1896), Hartford, Connecticut; by descent to his son Irving P. Lyon (1870–1944), Buffalo; sold in 1931 to Francis P. Garvan, New York; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1931

Bibliography: 

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), vol. 2, nos. 3670–71, ill.

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