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Snuffbox made from wood of the U.S. Constitution

Snuffbox made from wood of the U.S. Constitution
Snuffbox made from wood of the U.S. Constitution
Snuffbox made from wood of the U.S. Constitution
Title
Snuffbox made from wood of the U.S. Constitution
Date 
1845-1847
Medium 
Oak
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 8.3 cm )
Description 
Circular turned oak snuffbox made of relic wood taken from the U.S. frigate "Constitution" with gold heart-shaped plaque in center engraved "To S.W. by T.B. U.S.N." with fragmentary paper with inscription inside.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. A. M. Stolte
Object Number 
1957.117
Marks 
engraved: heart-shaped plaque in center engraved "To S.W. by T.B. U.S.N.' written: paper in interior; "Taken from.../ ...rigate Constitution/ Presented to/ Silas Wright, Gov. of the State/ of N.Y./ By Thos. Brownell/ U.S..."
Gallery Label 
This snuffbox made of relic wood from the U.S. Frigate "Constitution" was presented to Silas Wright, Governor of New York from 1845-1847.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group