Beekman family coat of arms
Wood, paint, gilding
Overall: 21 x 16 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 53.3 x 41.3 x 8.9 cm )
Carved wooden coat of arms with paint and gilding; central shield with wavy bend between two roses; helmet atop shield with crest of two wings in flight; foliate rococo carving surrounding shield; shield interior painted dark blue, shield surround painted red, remaining elements gilded.
This Beekman family coat of arms is similar to one which hung in the parlor of Mount Pleasant, James Beekman's country house on the East River near 51st Street, built ca. 1763.
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