Door knob on base

Object Number: 
1907.34
Date: 
1770-1850
Medium: 
Brass, wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 3 x 3 in. ( 5.7 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Brass door knob said to be from the Philip Livingston House in Brooklyn; mounted atop a square piece of wood painted salmon color.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this door knob was taken from the Philip Livingston House in Brooklyn by Clarence B. Ensley when the building was destroyed in 1906. The Livingston House was scene of the American council-of-war after the Battle of Long Island.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group