Box

Box
Title
Box
Date 
1853
Medium 
Oak, silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. ( 1.3 x 6 cm )
Description 
Circular oak box made out of piece of wood of oak tree planted by Lord Byron in 1808 at Neustead Abbey, England; oval silver plaque in center of top with engraved inscription.
Credit Line 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Object Number 
1977.31cd
Marks 
engraved: on silver plaque: "This box is mae from/a peice (sic) of the Oak Tree planted/by Lord Byron in 1808 at Neustead/Abbey, England and given to me/by the present propritor (sic) of the/Abbey Colonel Wildman on/the 18th of June 1853/STEPHEN C. MASSETT"
Gallery Label 
This box was made out of wood from an oak tree planted by Lord Byron in 1808 at Neustead Abbey, England. The box was presented by a proprietor of the Abbey in 1853, Colonel Wildman, to Stephen C. Massett on June 18th, 1853.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group