Gavel and stand

Object Number: 
1935.111
Date: 
ca. 1758
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 10 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 25.7 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Wooden gavel with turned handle and perpendicular turned head, mounted on wooden stand.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this gavel and stand were presented to Major Pell by Mr. Albert Almon and Mr. A.D. MacNeill of Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The gavel and the stand were made with wood from the 64 gun French warship "Le Celebere", which sunk in Louisburg harbor in the siege of 1758. It is not clear when the gavel and stand were constructed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Howland Pell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group