Pieces of Peter Stuyvesant pear tree in envelope

Object Number: 
1953.295
Date: 
1600-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 5/8 x 8 in. ( 24.4 x 20.3 cm )
Marks: 
handwitten: block: "...........Stuyvesant......." (pencil)
Description: 
Wood fragment; flat block with bark.
Gallery Label: 
According to an attached label, this block is a piece of the Stuyvasant family pear tree, which formerly stood on the northeast corner of 3rd Avenue and 13th Street in Manhattan.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Augustus van Horne Stuyvesant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group