Snuffbox made from wood of the U.S. Constitution
Overall: 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 8.3 cm )
engraved: heart-shaped plaque in center engraved "To S.W. by T.B. U.S.N.' written: paper in interior; "Taken from.../ ...rigate Constitution/ Presented to/ Silas Wright, Gov. of the State/ of N.Y./ By Thos. Brownell/ U.S..."
Circular turned oak snuffbox made of relic wood taken from the U.S. frigate "Constitution" with gold heart-shaped plaque in center engraved "To S.W. by T.B. U.S.N." with fragmentary paper with inscription inside.
This snuffbox made of relic wood from the U.S. Frigate "Constitution" was presented to Silas Wright, Governor of New York from 1845-1847.
Gift of Mrs. A. M. Stolte
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