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Pair of Eagle Wall Brackets
Spring 2004
This pair of elegant eagle wall brackets are illustrative of high style American taste after the Revolution, and are a testament to fashion and patriotism at the time of the new Republic. Stylistically, the carving
Sampler by Liberated African Charlotte Turner
Spring 2004
In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, American and English missionary movements intensified their activities in colonial outposts such as India and Africa. The tradition of sampler making was brought to these countries
Sanford R. Gifford (American, 1823 - 1880)
Spring 2004
Sanford Gifford’s paintings are statements of light and atmosphere. Influenced by Thomas Cole and closely allied with artists of the Hudson River School, he is considered a highly original nineteenth-century landscape
A High Chest of Drawers
Summer 2003
From 1716 to 1861 Longfellow's Wayside Inn operated as Howe's Tavern, a successful
A Silver Tureen
Summer 2003
This tureen is one of a very small group of English 18th-century silver objects for which there is complete documentation regarding their commissioning. Based on a design by William Kent, the tureen was made by London silversmith George Wickes, appointed
Wiener Werkstatte Vase
Summer 2003
This fanciful ceramic vase was designed around 1921 by Wiener Werkstatte artist Hilda Jesser. Begun in 1903, the Wiener Werkstatte (Vienna Workshop) was a progressive alliance of artists and designers founded by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser to establi
Maude Drein Bryant Painting
Early Summer 2003
This recently discovered garden scene from the artist's estate is reminiscent of Maurice Prendergast (1850–1924) in its decorative surface patterning and bright fauvist palette.
One of a Pair of Louis XV Frames
Early Summer 2003
This pair of exquisitely carved transitional Louis XV gilt double sweep frames are ornamented with shell centers, acanthus fan corners, and top crested with a ribbon-tied leaf and flower cluster above a cabochon.
Wallace Nutting Sudbury Cupboard
Early Summer 2003
The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA) has recently acquired a significant piece of Wallace Nutting furniture--the Sudbury Cupboard of 1920–1930.
Walnut Kidney-Shaped Pedestal Desk
Early Summer 2003
This exceptional 19th-century desk is unique and unusually featured. The top, with its tooled-leather writing surface and broad-bordered walnut and brass gallery, surmounts three frieze drawers, the right of which conceals a swivel mechanism enabling the
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