Blog Category: Item of the Week

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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John Shaw Bookcase Label

Linen Press, Annapolis Maryland, c.1795

Feb 5, 2021

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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Octagonal Chinese Export Porcelain Soup Plate

Jan 29, 2021

Octagonal Chinese Export Porcelain Soup Plate, c. 1755 Medium: Porcelain C69 Gift of Mrs. Francis White in 1973 This plate is made of porcelain, which is a hard paste that was developed by […]

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Harriet Callahan Ridgely

Jan 22, 2021

Harriet Callahan Ridgely (1785-1828) Annapolis, Maryland c. 1805 Maker: James Peale, American (1749-1831) Medium: Watercolor on Ivory P51 Donated by Mrs. Francis White in 1963 Harriet was born in 1785 […]

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Jan 15, 2021

Silhouette, Catharine Grattan Wirt Randall (1807-1853), Annapolis, Maryland, c.1841 Artist: Attributed to Auguste Amant Constant Fidèle Edouart (1789–1861), French Medium: Cut Paper P44 Donated by Mrs. Bladen Lowndes in 1960 […]

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Bracket Clock

Dec 18, 2020

Bracket Clock, London, England, c. 1785-95 Maker: David “Diego” Evans and Robert Higgs (active 1775-1825) Medium: Red Lacquer, Wood, Metal F11 Gift of Ethel Miller in 1941 This classic George […]

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William Pinkney

Dec 11, 2020

William Pinkney (1764-1822), Annapolis, Maryland, c. 1795 Artist: Attributed to Bouche, French-American, active late 18th & early 19th century Medium: Oil on Canvas P19 Donated by Mrs. Henry Zoller/Ethel Rodgers […]

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Dish Cross

Dec 4, 2020

Foster Lane, London, England, c. 1768/9 Maker: Henry Bailey (active 1750-1775) Medium: Silver S 55 Gift of Mrs. Francis White in 1973 In the midst of our festive season where […]

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