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Box made of wood from the Charter Oak

Box made of wood from the Charter Oak
Title
Box made of wood from the Charter Oak
Date 
1856-1870
Medium 
Oak, mother of pearl
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 2 in. ( 3.8 x 7.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Rectangular oak box with removable lid; small rectangular mother of pearl plaque in center of top engraved "Charter Oak."
Object Number 
INV.842ab
Gallery Label 
The Charter Oak of Hartford, Connecticut, was the tree in which the colony's liberal charter is said to have been hidden when, in 1687, British officials sought to confiscate it. After the tree fell in 1856, many souvenirs were made out of the oak.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group