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Collectors’ Day 2020

Nov 19, 2020

The Art of the Game: Cards, Horse Racing, and Tavern Life in the Early Chesapeake The fourth annual Collectors’ Day will be a virtual lecture series with an optional onsite […]

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Jeremiah Loockerman

Nov 16, 2020

Jeremiah Loockerman (1814–1848), Maryland c. 1845 Artist: Unknown Medium: Oil on Canvas P9 Original to Hammond-Harwood House, bought at 1925 auction. Donated by Sherman and Margaret Olivia Flint.  As you enter the Best Bedchamber […]

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Card Table

Nov 12, 2020

Card Table, Annapolis Maryland, c. 1790 Maker: John Shaw, American, (1745-1829) Medium: Mahogany, Tulip Poplar, Yellow Pine, White Oak FW165 Donated by Mrs. Virginia Purviance Bonsal White In early America, […]

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Rush Light

Oct 29, 2020

Rush Light, American, c. 18th Century Medium: Wrought Iron – K 118 Museum Purchase in 1952 This Saturday is All Hallows Eve as well as a full moon–October’s second full […]

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Plaster Cast of Dining Room Mantel

Oct 22, 2020

Plaster Cast of Dining Room Mantel, Annapolis, Maryland, 1941 PC 13 Created for Paul Mellon as a model for Brick House While a student at St. John’s College in the […]

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Chest of Drawers

Oct 16, 2020

Maker: John Shaw, American, (1745-1829) Medium: Oak, Mahogany Veneer, secondary woods tulip poplar, yellow pine, sweet gum back F72 Purchased by Marvin Ross in 1951 This elegant yet simple chest of drawers shows the convergence of […]

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George III Mirror

Sep 25, 2020

George III Mirror In the Chippendale Style, English, c. 1770 Maker: Unknown Medium: Mahogany with Gilt Eagle F73 Gift of Mrs. Carroll Van Ness 1954 Location: Currently on exhibition for […]

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Duck Tureens, Meissen, Germany c. 1745

Sep 18, 2020

Maker: Meissen Factory, Modeler Johann Joachim Kandler (1706-1775) Medium: Hard Paste Porcelain Museum Purchase in 1955 Early Americans turned to Europe for inspiration on fashion, architecture, and even dining.  These […]

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The map

Sep 10, 2020

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina, Virginia c. 1775 (Sixth edition, original […]

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