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Letter opener

Object Number: 
INV.7823
Date: 
1830-1930
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/8 x 7/8 x 1/4 in. ( 26.4 x 2.2 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on metal plaque: "U.S. FRIGATE CONSTITUTION"
Description: 
Hand-carved wooden letter opener with rectangular metal plaque with inscription "U.S. FRIGATE CONSTITUTION" nailed to handle.
Gallery Label: 
This letter opener may have been made in the nineteenth or twentieth century out of wood from the frigate "Constitution"; or, it might be a commemorative souvenir from a later period.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group