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Key from Joshua Brookes House

Object Number: 
INV.813
Date: 
ca. 1820
Medium: 
Steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 0.3 x 1 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
written: on envelope containing key: "Key from Joshua Brookes House, NY, c. 1820" stamped: on key: "82"
Description: 
Flat steel key with one straight edge and one serrated edge, coming to a point; circular loop at opposite end with string attached.
Gallery Label: 
This key is supposedly from the house of Joshua Brookes (1773-1859). Brookes lived for many years at 403 Greenwich Street in New York City.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group