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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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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Linen Press, Annapolis Maryland, c.1795

Feb 5, 2021
John Shaw Bookcase Label

Linen Press, Annapolis Maryland, c.1795 Maker: Label affixed to right interior door, John Shaw (1745-1829), American Medium: Mahogany, mahogany veneer, secondary woods tulip poplar and yellow pine F55 Donated by Mrs. Dorothy Blake […]

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