Overall: 29 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. ( 75.6 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm )
hand written: in ink on paper affixed to lower surface: "Part of staircase of the house/ (torn down in 1867)/ in which Louis /Phillipe taught school/ N [?] L.Stone (?)"
Single wooden baluster from the Somerindyke house in New York, where the French monarch Louis Philippe taught school while in exile; paper with inscription affixed to lower surface.
Gift of Silas H. Paine, 1910
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