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Key to Washington Arch in case

Object Number: 
608a-d
Date: 
1895
Medium: 
Silver; ebony, metal, velvet
Dimensions: 
case: 1 x 5 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 2.5 x 13 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on top of case: " 'Resolved, that it is the pleasure of the Board of Parks that/MR. WILLIAM R. STEWART/be presented with a duplicate key of the Washington Arch,/in recognition of the valuable services rendered by him/in the inception and erectio
Description: 
Silver key with flat shaft with engraved inscription on both sides; in original ebony case (b) with engraved plaque on top; with two keys (c,d) for locking case. Inscription indicates the key is the duplicate key to the Washington Arch in Washington Square Park, presented to Mr. William Rhinelander Stewart in 1895.
Gallery Label: 
This duplicate key to the Washington Arch in Washington Square Park was presented to philanthropist William Rhinelander Stewart (1852-1929) by the Board of Parks in 1885 in recognition of his services in the inception and erection of the arch.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. William Rhinelander Stewart, 1926
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group