knife, table

knife, table

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Description
Table knife. Straight steel blade with rounded tip. Blade and bolster are one piece of steel with tang, fitted into an ivory handle with rounded sides and butt. Metal and ivory are both scratched and discolored. Minor spots of rust on blade. Fine cracks in ivory.
Blade is stamped: “WIDDOWSON & VEALE/73 STRAND LONDON”
Handle is marked in black, old English: “J”
Widdowson & Veale was the dealer, founded circa 1835, active in London, England.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife, table
Object Type
cutlery
Other Terms
Knife, Table; Cutlery
date made
before 1890
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
ivory (handle material)
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9/16 in x 10 3/16 in x 7/8 in; 1.42875 cm x 25.87625 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
1986.0531.059
accession number
1986.0531
catalog number
1986.0531.059
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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