Carved Chain Whimsey

Carved Chain Whimsey

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Chain of 14 links with dagger at one end and arrow at the other. Handwritten tag accompanying piece reads "Chain made by / J. W. Van Kirk. 1876. / Cut from solid wood with / a pocket knife."
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Object Name
date made
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pottstown
Physical Description
softwood (overall material)
overall: 7/8 in x 54 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 138.1125 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of J. W. Van Kirk
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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