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Abacus

Date: 1800 - 1825 | Identifier: Historic Hope Plantation
Abacus in wood frame (HOA 8 3/4" WOA 7 3/4"). Ten horizontal wires in turned wood frame with round finials on top of side supports. Top wire has ten red beads strung on it. The next wire has nine red beads and one white one, the reds continue to decrease one by one. The white increases by one for each following wire, the bottom wire having nine white beads and one red one. English or American, from the first quarter of the 19th century. The accompanying video describes the object. more...
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