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Browse our collection of fine wood products, handcrafted out of wood sourced from three different trees planted on Washington's estate; a pecan tree circa 1850, a swamp chestnut oak circa 1771, and a white oak circa 1783 Each piece is unique as there are no two alike and are sold exclusively at Mount Vernon.

One-of-a-kind Bowls and Vases

These finely turned vessels were created by Doug Dill, master wood crafter in Lanexa, Virginia. Wood for these pieces comes from two sources-- a pecan tree, planted after Washington's death in 1850, and an older swamp oak planted before 1771.

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The pecan tree appears prominently in virtually all exterior graphic and photographic images of Mount Vernon. It 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. 

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The wood was sourced from a swamp chestnut oak that was planted on the green overlooking the Potomac no later than 1771. This tree could have predated Washington's inheritance of Mount Vernon. It was in serious decline for a number of years until one recent winter evening when it blew over. The wood was then saved for these very special collector pieces.

These unique items are signed and numbered on the bottom; a small card with the number and tree source and date is included. Each is accompanied by a numbered certificate signed by the Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. Please note there are no discounts available for this item.

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Given to Kings, Queens, and Princes

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia

During their visit to Mount Vernon on September 15, 2015, the King and Queen of Spain were presented with two of these handmade wood bowls.

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Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall

On March 18, 2015, His Royal Highness Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Her Royal Highness Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited George Washington’s Mount Vernon as part of their visit to the Washington, D.C. area. Prince Charles received one of these fine bowls as well.

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Mount Vernon Wood Pen

All pens are 5 3/4" long. Color and grain will vary for each handmade pen.

These finely turned pens were created by Doug Dill, master wood crafter in Lanexa, Virginia. Each pen is unique as there are no two alike.

The pens are signed and numbered on the interior gold plated barrel; a small card with the number and tree source is included in every gift box. Each pen is accompanied by a numbered certificate signed by Curt Viebranz, President of Mount Vernon.

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Acorn Ornament

These charming wood acorns were created by Doug Dill, master wood crafter in Lanexa, Virginia. Wood for the acorns was sourced from three different trees planted at George Washington's Mount Vernon; a pecan tree circa 1850, a swamp chestnut oak circa 1771, and a white oak circa 1783.

Color and grain will vary for each unique acorn. Acorns are approximately 2" tall and 1 ½" wide. Handmade in the USA.

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Smooth and Raw-Edged Wood Bottle Stoppers

These finely turned bottle stoppers with were created by Doug Dill, master wood crafter in Lanexa, Virginia. Wood for the stoppers was sourced from three different trees planted at George Washington's Mount Vernon; a pecan tree circa 1850, a swamp chestnut oak circa 1771, and a white oak circa 1783.

Color, grain, and shape will vary for each unique bottle stopper. The heavy tapered chrome stopper has a triple ring of silicone which creates a tight seal.

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Handmade Historic Wood Candle Box

In George Washington's time, candle boxes were commonly used to store bayberry and beeswax candles.

This candle box with dovetailing and sliding lid was handmade by one of Mount Vernon's own craftsmen out of the pecan tree. The underside of the box is branded "Crafted from Historic Trees Saved at Mount Vernon; From the Workshop of Chapticowood; Handcrafted by Eric Scott Benson".

Each box is signed and numbered by the craftsman. Box is 11" long, 3 ¾" wide and 3 ½" tall. Made in USA.

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Mount Vernon Wood Peppermill

These finely turned peppermills were created by Doug Dill, master wood crafter in Lanexa, Virginia. Wood for the peppermills was sourced from three different trees planted at Mount Vernon; a pecan tree circa 1850, a swamp chestnut oak circa 1771, and a white oak circa 1783.

The 4 ½" tall grinding mechanism is fastened to the top of the 5" handmade shaft; heights vary for each peppermill. The name of the artisan and the source of the wood are engraved on the underside of the mill. Color and grain will vary for each unique peppermill. Handmade in U.S.A.

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