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PROPERTY FROM THE DESCENDANTS OF MARIE-JOSEPH PAUL YVES ROCH GILBERT DU MOTIER, MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE

(The Marquis de Lafayette)
RUSTIC WOODEN BOX MADE FROM THE WOOD OF PENN'S TREATY TREE
Estimate
35,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
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2029

PROPERTY FROM THE DESCENDANTS OF MARIE-JOSEPH PAUL YVES ROCH GILBERT DU MOTIER, MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE

(The Marquis de Lafayette)
RUSTIC WOODEN BOX MADE FROM THE WOOD OF PENN'S TREATY TREE
Estimate
35,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York

(The Marquis de Lafayette)
RUSTIC WOODEN BOX MADE FROM THE WOOD OF PENN'S TREATY TREE
Box (6 7/8 x 3 5/8 x 2 in.; 175 x 94 x 52 mm), the lid hinged at rear and with two clasps and catches on front. The lid  inscribed "For the Friend of | RELIGIOUS & CIVIL | FREEDOM— | LA FAYETTE." The front panel inscribed "from a | disciple of penn". The inside lid inscribed "Penn's Treaty with the | Indians of Pennsylvania | 1682. | unbroken faith". The inside of the box inscribed "part of the tree | under which the | TREATY WAS SIGNED".
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Catalogue Note

The Penn Treaty elm, immortalized by Edward Hicks, fell during a storm on 5 March 1810. Revered as the place where William Penn met with Lenape Chief Tamanend in 1682 and pledged a treaty of friendship, the wood from the tree was prized and often fashioned into gifts for dignitaries. In addition to Lafayette, both President Lincoln and Chief Justice John Marshall were among those who received such keepsakes.

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York