Fragment of George Washington's coffin 1799
1.2 x 17.0 x 3.0 cm | RCIN 84451
A piece of wood from the first coffin of George Washington. This coffin was broken up after the President was reinterred in the Washington Mausoleum at Mount Vernon, in the 1830s. This shard was presented to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, in 1860 on his visit to the United States. He was the first member of the royal family to visit the nation.
ProvenancePresented to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, by Mr Washington at Mount Vernon, 3 October 1860
Medium & Techniques
1.2 x 17.0 x 3.0 cm (whole object)