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Snuffbox made from wood of the U.S. Constitution

Object Number: 
1957.117
Date: 
1845-1847
Medium: 
Oak
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
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..."
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
This snuffbox made of relic wood from the U.S. Frigate "Constitution" was presented to Silas Wright, Governor of New York from 1845-1847.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. A. M. Stolte
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group