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    Teddy Roosevelt Sagamore Hill Brass Door Knocker Sagamore Hill at Oyster Bay, New York was the personal residence of Theodore Roosevelt when he was not attending to duties at the White House. He retired to Oyster Bay following his time in office. Offered here is an original brass door knocker from the Sagamore Hill home. Measuring approximately 5 3/4" x 6 3/4", the brass knocker comes with letters of provenance from the United States Deptartment of the Interior, National Park Service, Beck Antiques, and Mrs. Edith D. Williams, granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt. During the 1948 to 1952 restoration of Sagamore Hill following the First Lady's death, it is assumed that the door knocker was given to a Mr. Balocca, a local resident. A chain of custody is created though the documentation that brings this nice item to the Raleigh DeGeer Amyx collection many years later.



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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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