Box

Object Number: 
1977.31cd
Date: 
1853
Medium: 
Oak, silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. ( 1.3 x 6 cm )
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. MASSET
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group