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Beekman family coat of arms

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Beekman family coat of arms
Wood, paint, gilding
Overall: 21 1/4 x 15 x 3 1/2 in. ( 54 x 38.1 x 8.9 cm )
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Carved wooden coat of arms with paint and gilding; central shield with a wavy bend between two roses and a bird's head; helmet atop shield with crest of two wings in flight; foliate rococo carving surrounds shield; all surfaces painted or gilded.
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Permanent Loan from the Beekman Family Association
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This coat of arms is said to have hung in the parlor of Mount Pleasant, James Beekman's country house on the East River near 51st Street, built ca. 1763. It may have hung on the chimneybreast now in the Historical Society's collection (1874.8). A complete transcription of the manuscript label on the reverse of the arms is located in the object file.
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group