Sea chest

Object Number: 
INV.8768
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Oak, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 18 in. ( 21.6 x 62.2 x 45.7 cm )
Description: 
Oak box decorated with wrought iron bands with quatrefoils alternating with plain iron strips; till with lift top inside box on left side; wrought iron hinges, lock, key from Henry Hudson's possessive, and handle.
Gallery Label: 
This box was exhibited in the captain's cabin of the replica of Henry Hudson's Half Moon, which was constructed in 1909 by the Dutch Government and presented to the State of New York for use in the Hudson-Fulton celebration.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Half-Moon Committee
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group