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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Watercolor Paint Set

Jul 23, 2021

At the Hammond-Harwood House is a delightful 18th century English watercolor box bearing the label of William Reeves. The box is mahogany inlaid with satinwood. In the drawer are six […]

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The Republican Court (Lady Washington’s Reception Day)

Jul 16, 2021
Image of The Republican Court (Lady Washington's Reception Day)

Have you ever watched or read a historic drama that reflected the contemporary period in which it was made rather than the historic era it is set in? That is […]

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Jul 9, 2021

Once treasured items of an early 19th century home, barometers now provide a glimpse into technology of the past. Wheel barometers were invented in 1663 by English scientist Robert Hooke, and […]

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