Mr. Thomas Johnson

Oct 14, 2021

Maryland-born artist Charles Willson Peale painted head-size portraits of Thomas Johnson and his wife, Ann, in the fall of 1788 at their home Pleasant Grove about nine miles west of […]

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Breakfront Bookcase

Oct 6, 2021

In the late 18th century Baltimore was Maryland’s city on the rise– far surpassing the sleepy capital of Annapolis. Over taxation and an unfavorable harbor had caused Annapolis to go into […]

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Coffee Pot

Sep 24, 2021

Many Americans enjoy a cup of coffee to begin their day. The drink has long been a part of American morning rituals and coffee’s accoutrements feature in the history of […]

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Gondola Side Chairs

Sep 10, 2021

This pair of elegant side chairs was once a set of six pieces original to the Hammond-Harwood House. The classical vase shaped splat is plain and almost flat with a […]

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Margaretta Angelica Peale (1795-1882) Peaches and a Pear on a Plate

Sep 3, 2021

The Hammond-Harwood House is pleased to announce the acquisition of a still life painting Peaches and a Pear on a Plate c.1864 by American artist Margaretta Angelica Peale (1795-1882). Margaretta Angelica was […]

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Shelf Clock

Aug 28, 2021

An elaborately decorated shelf clock in the Hammond-Harwood House collection  has the thought-provoking Latin inscription “Tempus edax rerum,” which translates to “Time the consumer of all things,” on an ivory […]

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Aug 20, 2021

The elegant epergne is always an eye-catching addition to any formal dining. Epergnes vary in shape, size, and decoration but the main purpose was the same– to hold nuts, fruits, and, “sweetmeats,” which […]

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Daniel Delozier (1760-1813)

Aug 18, 2021

Seated in the center of the painting, Annapolis native Daniel Delozier confidently gazes out at the viewer as if he is about to start a conversation. Painted 233 years ago, […]

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Chinese Export Punch Bowl

Aug 10, 2021

Did you know that an object at the Hammond-Harwood House Museum has a connection to an Olympic athlete? As we celebrate the final week of the 2021 summer Olympics, let’s […]

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Side Chair

Jul 29, 2021

Relatively few furniture objects have kept the same design over the course of history. The chair is that exception– with the basic form remaining similar since inception. Naturally, the material, […]

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