Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet Set

May 7, 2021

Is it time for another Egyptian revival? It might be, following after exciting news from the field of Egyptology — a 3,000 year old “Lost Golden City” was recently found in Luxor. […]

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Apr 29, 2021

In the late 18th century the traditional design of Chinese porcelain shifted to cater to Western clients. Direct American trade with the Chinese began in 1784 after the Revolutionary War, and […]

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William Goldsborough

Apr 20, 2021

April 15, 2021 marked the 280th birthday of celebrated American artist Charles Willson Peale. His home city of Annapolis helped launch the artist’s career. In 1767 a group of wealthy Annapolis […]

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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

This aesthetically interesting chair was made by premier Annapolis cabinetmaker John Shaw in the early years of the nineteenth century. Shaw may have designed the piece to appeal to patriotic […]

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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

As the museum celebrates women’s history month we want to share the transatlantic story of this painting. Margaret was heiress to a great fortune as the only surviving child of […]

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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

This unusual plate is in a pattern known as The Blind Earl, named in honor of George William Coventry, the sixth Earl of Coventry (1722-1809), who suffered from vision loss. […]

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