Dining at the Hammond-Harwood House

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“…The Loockermans were part of Annapolis’ wealthy gentry class and therefore would have followed the fashionable dining style prevalent in the early 19th century among the upper classes, service a la francaise (French Service). This dinner service consisted of two to three broad courses, each containing several dishes (as many as two dozen or more was possible) 

Apparently, dining at the Hammond-Harwood House took a lot of work and a lot of knowledge. Read the attached documents to get to know eating etiquette during the 19th century!

2022_Spring_Raphaelle Peale at Table_Still Life with Dessert

2022_Spring_Breakfast Room Interpretive Guide.docx

2022_Spring_Meal for the Enslaved.docx


Posted on Apr 26, 2022 in by Hammond-Harwood House



Hammond-Harwood House

The mission of the Hammond-Harwood House Association is to preserve and to interpret the architecturally significant Hammond-Harwood House Museum and its collection of fine and decorative arts, and to explore the diverse social history associated with its occupants, both free and enslaved, for the purposes of education and appreciation.
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