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Block from Seaman's Retreat

Block from Seaman's Retreat
Title
Block from Seaman's Retreat
Date 
1850-1860
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 8.9 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Rectangular carved and painted block of wood, probably a piece of relic wood, possibly from the Seaman's Retreat, Staten Island; six sides decorated with; hourglass; a spyglass, a compass with a paper face, and a sextant; two anchors with intertwined rope; a three-masted sailing ship with two crossed American flags with a star; a star on each end.
Credit Line 
Gift of Robert Brooks
Object Number 
1952.292b
Gallery Label 
This block is associated with a block of relic wood (1952.292a) from the Seaman's Retreat, suggesting that it may be from the same structure. The Seaman's Retreat was built in Clifton, SI in 1834-37.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group