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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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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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Making Local Connections: Staff Field trip to the Benson-Hammond House

Jan 29, 2021

On a chilly day in late 2020 the Hammond-Harwood House Museum staff took a field trip to the historic Benson-Hammond House (fig. 1) in Linthicum, Maryland, headquarters of the Anne […]

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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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