Trapunto Quilt

Apr 12, 2021

This English-made cotton quilt dates tothe second decade of the 19th century and belonged to the Loockerman family who lived in the house. The quilt was likely witness to important […]

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The Whole Duty of Man Part One and Two and the Ladies Calling c. 1703-1704

Apr 2, 2021

The Hammond-Harwood House is pleased to announce the donation of an important early book that belonged to the family of Matthias Hammond, original owner and builder of the house. This […]

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Side Chair

Mar 26, 2021

Side Chair, Annapolis, Maryland, c. 1802 Maker: John Shaw, American (1745-1829) Medium:  Mahogany with Tulip Poplar Inlay F167.A Donated by Mrs. Flora Duval Sayles in memory of her sister Marion […]

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Salt Cellar

Mar 18, 2021

English silversmith William Plummer was a skilled London craftsman who specialized in pierced objects such as baskets, strainers, and salt cellars like this one. He did a high volume of […]

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Margaret Frances Townley Chase

Mar 11, 2021

Maker: School of Sir Godfrey Knellor, German-British, (1646-1723) Medium: Oil on Canvas P56 Donated by Mrs. E. Kirbride Miller in 1967   (c.1693-1741), England, c. 1720 As the museum celebrates […]

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Knife Box

Mar 8, 2021

Intricate cases such as these were used for public display on the sideboards of the early American elite. Despite the name, these boxes generally held an array of eating utensils […]

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Feb 25, 2021

Worcester, England, c. 1770 Maker: Royal Worcester Factory Medium: Soft Paste Porcelain  C3.1 Museum Purchase in 1955 This unusual plate is in a pattern known as The Blind Earl, named […]

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The Annapolis Sofa Project- Chapter One

Feb 19, 2021

Background In late December of 2020, the museum was delighted to welcome an Annapolis sofa in the permanent collection of the Hammond-Harwood House. Although the collection already has a few […]

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Round Tea Table

Feb 19, 2021

England, c. 1765 Medium: Mahogany Gift of Mrs. Francis White in 1973 Despite Revolutionary ideals, many American citizens continued to look to England for style and material goods in the […]

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Hester Baldwin Chase

Feb 11, 2021

Maker: Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), American Medium: Oil on Canvas PW59 Donated by Mrs. Francis White in 1973 In the entry passage Hester Baldwin Chase stares down imperiously, commanding the […]

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