George Washington Nouveau Twist Ballpoint
- Handcrafted Nouveau styled Twist Ballpoint with collector quality Rhodium hardware featuring 24K Gold Plated hand-carved accents.
- Created from the last of 13 Horse Chestnut Trees planted by George Washington, in Fredericksburg, VA.
- This Witness Wood® was removed during the felling of the 216-year-old tree in 2004 (see details below).
- Engraved: George Washington - Fauquier Street- Fredericksburg
- Made in the USA.
- Each pen is individually handcrafted and therefore may vary in look and feel.
- As all of History Salvaged pens are custom made to order, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery
Details and Provenance
History Salvaged is proud to offer our George Washington Nouveau Twist Ballpoint pen made from the last remaining tree planted on Fauquier Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia by George Washington.
This George Washington Nouveau Twist is part of a Limited Collection created from Witness Wood® that Fredericksburg, VA claims as one of America’s most historic trees. It was a Horse-Chestnut and the last of thirteen which George Washington planted to shade the walk between his mother’s cottage and Kenmore, his sister’s home. He named these trees for the thirteen colonies, which seemed to be a fashion at that time. Alexander Hamilton did the same at his home just outside of New York, and there were others.
In 2004 at the age of 216, this last Horse Chestnut needed to be taken down after 78 years of trying to preserve it.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Washington served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution, and later became the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. He died on December 14, 1799, in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
All pens are handcrafted by History Salvaged Master Makers and are made in America.
Each is individually handmade and each varies in look and feel both in grain and shape.
Each History Salvaged pen is custom handcrafted to order with a typical delivery time of approximately 3-4 weeks.
Each pen is discreetly engraved with a Witness Wood® control number and arrives in a presentation box and includes a Certificate of Authenticity with custom tamper proof corresponding hologram, history, and provenance