Piece of "Old Charter Oak", Famous Hartford Connecticut Tree, Blew Down 1856 For Sale
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Piece of "Old Charter Oak", Famous Hartford Connecticut Tree, Blew Down 1856:
Up for sale is a small piece of American history, a piece of the famous Hartford Connecticut "Old Charter Oak" which blew down in August of 1856. The history is of the tree is rich and had always been a symbol of American independence even making it on the reverse side of the Connecticut Quarter. This tree dated back to the 12th or 13th century and according to tradition Connecticuts Royal Charter of 1662 was hidden within the hollow of the tree to thwart confiscation from the English. Relics from the tree had been made and are extremely scarce, multiple chairs now on display in the Hartford Capitol Building. The desk of the Govenor of Connecticut and the chairs for the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President of the Senate in the state Capitol were also crafted. Companies like Colt had made special revolvers with grips made from the tree as well as other small swagger sticks etc...
This piece of the Old Charter Oak measures approximately 6.5 inches long, 2.25 inches tall and 2.75 inches deep. On the bottom side is written in old ink " A piece of Old Charter Oak, Blown Down Aug. 21-2856. Hartford Conn."
This is an extremely rare relic from notably the most famous tree of Colonial America. Pieces of the Charter are incredibly rare deserving to go into a museum collection and preserved. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, if you have any questions please feel free to ask prior to purchasing!