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Inkstand

Object Number: 
1946.11
Date: 
1800-1860
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. ( 9.2 x 14.3 cm )
Description: 
Wooden inkstand with concave sides, double band incised in center, and molded foot; painted black.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this inkstand was used by Horatio Seymour (1810-1886), who was governor of New York in 1852. The inkstand was then given to Harry G. Kimball by his uncle Lynott B. Root of Utica, who worked with Seymour.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Theodore P. Seymour
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group