Historic Pecan Platter #152
This finely turned shallow pecan platter was created by Doug Dill, master wood crafter in Lanexa, Virginia. Wood for the bowl was sourced from the Mount Vernon Pecan Tree circa 1850. The pecan appears prominently in virtually all exterior graphic and photographic images of Mount Vernon. The tree stood next to the Mansion with branches soaring to 145 feet and posed a direct threat to the Mansion and the priceless objects contained therein. The approximately 50-ton tree was removed in January 2014 and the wood held in safekeeping on the Mount Vernon estate.
The large platter is approximately 17 inches in diameter, with a 5 ½ ” base. Note crushed turquoise stone inlay on the edge and bottom of the platter.
This unique item is signed and numbered by the artist and accompanied by a certificate signed by the Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Not suitable for use with water.
Learn More: The Pecan Tree Removal