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Plaster fragment from Sir Peter Warren's country seat

Object Number: 
INV.1253d
Date: 
1741
Medium: 
Plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 5 1/2 x 3 in. ( 2.5 x 14 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
written: in ink on top: "Piece of/Plaster from/Sir [..]ter Warren's/[...]un[...]ry Seat-Bleecker and/[....]les. Built in 1741/[...]rn down in 1865-/JAN 10, 1910"
Description: 
Irregular plaster fragment from Sir Peter Warren's country seat on Bleecker Street in New York City, built in 1741.
Gallery Label: 
According to a note found with other objects, this piece of plaster came from the the wall of Sir Peter Warren's country seat on Bleecker Street, which was built in 1741 and torn down in 1867. Sir Peter Warren (1703-1752) was a British vice-admiral who was on duty in America from 1730 to 1747. He acquired title to "Warren Farm," now Greenwich Village.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Silas H. Paine, 1910
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group