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Backstaff or quadrant made of light and dark woods. All markings are stamped or otherwise inscribed into the wood, with some decorative rosettes added. The maker's stamp is on the central cross-pie...

01.755
Davis Quadrant
1760 – 1780

Davis quadrant (or backstaff) composed of 2 arcs of a circle having the same center. Supported by wooden stand. Ivory inlay reads: made by Benjamin King for Mr. John Langley, Jr. See also #01.756

01.756
Davis Quadrant
18th century

Quadrant - davis (or backstaff) with wood inlaid with ivory in diamond shapes. Ivory inlay reads: made by a. Lamb in New York for Mr. (faded) Carpenter, 17??. S See #01.755

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