Baluster from Somerindike house

Baluster from Somerindike house
Baluster from Somerindike house
Title
Baluster from Somerindike house
Date 
1750-1850
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 29 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. ( 75.6 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm )
Description 
Single wooden baluster from the Somerindike house in New York, where the French monarch Louis Philippe taught school while in exile; paper with inscription affixed to lower surface.
Credit Line 
Gift of Silas H. Paine, 1910
Object Number 
INV.1253b
Marks 
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 (?)"
Gallery Label 
The Somerindike house was apparently located on Broadway between 75th and 76th Street.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group