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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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Plate

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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Silhouette

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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