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Probably New York mahogany, white pine, yellow poplar, other inlays
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Overall: 5 3/8 x 7/8 x 7/8 in. ( 13.7 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm )
Cylindrical, curved brass leg.
This object was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse deposit near a military camp and fort at Richmond, Staten Island. Built after the arrival of British forces under General William Howe in July, 1776, the fort was occupied by British and Hessian troops until evacuation in 1783. The object may be the leg of a kettle, pot, or small stand.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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