Gavel, Texas Declaration of Independence
Gavel with wooden handle and head. One end rounded, other end flat. Dark wood, walnut.
Historical Note: This gavel was made by David Dance of Columbia. It was made from a piece of walnut wood and strip of pine from the building in which the first Texas Senate convened. The Ark of the Covenant box was made from the wood of Byers' blacksmith shop in old Washington-on-the-Brazos in which the Convention assembled and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. The box was veneered with the walnut of the desk on which the Declaration of Independence rested when it was being signed by the members of the Convention. In that box there was a receptacle for precious articles covered with a small strip of the walnut of the desk. It was given to Mr. W.S. Red and this gavel was made from the piece of wood and pine.
Date of creation:
Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 1983/124
Artifact Box 0003
Texas. Declaration of Independence
Wood (plant material)
ATF0005, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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Size or duration:
10.5 in x 3 in x 2 in