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Door handle, latch and back plate

Object Number: 
1753
Date: 
1680-1750
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 4 x 6 7/8 in. ( 3.2 x 10.2 x 17.5 cm )
Marks: 
ink inscription: on box accompanying object: "Relics from Miller Homestead/"Fireplace" Accabonack,/East Hampton, L.I./Found in ruins after house burned/Presented by/Miss Alma R. Van Hoevenberg/Nov. 24, 1931/Museum Accession #1753"
Description: 
Wrought iron door handle with back plate and thumb latch; back plate is rectangular with semi-circular cut-outs on each side at top and bottom; 6 holes drilled through back plate at top, bottom, and 4 beneath handle; handle is rounded with reel turnings at center; thumb piece has depressed center and connects to latch at rear.
Gallery Label: 
This door hardware is from the Miller Homestead in East Hampton, Long Island. It was found in the ruins after the house burned and presented to the Historical Society in 1931.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Alma R. Van Hoevenberg, 1931
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group