Gavel from the Chamber of Commerce
Oak, metal, mahogany, velvet
Overall: 3 x 13 x 6 1/2 in. (7.6 x 33 x 16.5 cm)
Oak gavel in fitted mahogany box with velvet lining.
This gavel, reportedly made from "an original hand hewn oak beam taken from Fraunces Tavern during alterations in 1890," commemorates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Chamber of Commerce in the tavern's long room in 1768.
Gift of the Partnership for New York City
New York Chamber of Commerce
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