Seal impression in box

Object Number: 
INV.4868a-c
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, metal, wax
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
relief: on wax surface: "CSW" and "C. S. WOODHULL NOTARY PUBLIC STATE OF NEW YORK" handwritten in ink: on scrap of paper found with object: "SEAL (impression) / OF CALEB S. WOODHULL / 1792-1866 AS MAYOR OF / NEW YORK CITY FROM 1849-51 / GIFT OF LESLIE A.
Description: 
Circular red wax seal impression with three-masted ship above initials "CSW" at center and inscription, "C. S. WOODHULL, PUBLIC NOTARY, STATE OF NEW YORK," surrounding edge; wax affixed to metal disk and housed in circular wooden box with flat lid.
Gallery Label: 
Caleb S. Woodhull was Mayor of New York from 1849 to 1851.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leslie A. Davis, 1952
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group