Balustrade section from Federal Hall, New York

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Balustrade section from Federal Hall, New York
Title
Balustrade section from Federal Hall, New York
Date 
1788-1789
Medium 
Painted wrought iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 37 9/16 x 70 x 1 3/4 in. ( 95.4 x 177.8 x 4.4 cm )
Description 
Wrought iron railing from Federal Hall, New York City; rectangular section with molded upper rail above band of circles with foliate scrolls surrounding central cartouche with fan of thirteen arrows above band of ovals above square base rail; remains of yellow-gold paint; currently mounted on a later oak base.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York
Object Number 
1884.3
Gallery Label 
This is the center section of the balcony railing of Federal Hall, where Washington was inaugurated as first President of the U.S. on April 30, 1789. The railing was removed when Federal Hall was demolished in 1812 and incorporated into a portico on the Administrative Building at Bellevue Hospital. It was removed in 1883, and presented to the N-YHS the following year.
Bibliography 
Ledes, Allison E., ed. "The Magazine Antiques: January 2005." New York: Brant Publications, Inc., 2005.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group