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Portrait of John Gidley, Jr. (1700-1744) in a three-quarter length portrait facing the right. His right hand is at his waist, while the left hand leans on an edge; dressed in a white blouse with fl...

01.220
Painting
1758 – 1802

Portrait painting of Rev. Gardiner Thurston. Half-length portrait, older man with white hair, white shirt with black vestment; right hand is holding a book. Subject was the Assistant Pastor of the ...


A leather-bound book handwritten by John Sherman, including detailed astrological tables and figures. Majority of pages record the departure of ships from Newport and the alignment of planets and o...

2012.31
Testimony
July 23 1756

Testimony of Thomas Richardson, Rhode Island's General Treasurer to Martin Howard, Justice of the Peace about his involvement in forfeited lands by Joseph Munro of Swansea. Munro is accused of coun...


Half-length portrait of Benjamin Ellery III (1725-1799) facing left; white collar, green vest with brown-gold design; pink-red jacket showing six round buttons. Subject is the son of William Ellery.

01.129
Inkwell
circa 1755

Five holes on top of inkwell; cast decoration along sides. "T*S July the 27 1755". Scratched into surface of bottom, transcribed 1980, illegible 1992: "ABE/NEWPORT/DATE/1876". No documentation with...


A drawing of an unknown elderly woman working with yarn. The woman is wearing a cap, ruffled collar, and spectacles. Paper appears to have been folded in six distinct sections; mounted on cardboard...

28.3.2
Table
1755 – 1785

Mahogany table; tripod-based, tilt-top tea table; columnar shaft has spiral-turned base; birdcage at top of shaft; plain feet; top added. Donor was great-granddaughter of Solomon Southwick, who liv...

01.214
Spoon, Eating
1755 – 1770

Spoon with engraved initials: "S*F" (original) and "NT" (added) in script; handle curves up; has mid-rib on front. "TA" enclosed in a square, "ARNOLD" enclosed in a rectangle.

32.1
Desk
1755 – 1780

White pine, red cedar and chestnut four-drawer desk with slender ogee bracket feet; interior has block-front drawers with shell-carving; desk has sliding wooden locks in top drawer and sliding well...

FIC.2019.083
Map
circa 1754

This map is a draught of Goat Island, only takes up half of the page. Drawn by Samuel Easton.


Sampler signed and dated at the bottom center. The alphabet is sewn along the top with two phrases and the numbers 1-13 underneath. The bottom half of the sampler features two trees, several flower...


Sampler of silk thread on linen with multiple series of multicolored numbers and letters. Probably made in England or Philadelphia. Sampler in very good condition, especially considering its age.


Agreement naming Joseph Clarke of Richmond the guardian in socage of Charles Ninnegret.


Order of the Cincinnatus insignia. Right-facing polychromed enamel eagle, attached to green and white ribbons with button attachment. Insignia was owned by George Champlin Mason, inherited by his s...


Off white stays made with baleen. Coutil outside and coarse linen inside. Leather binding in eyelets for lacing. Tag with provenance sewn to PL front. Tag reads "Made by Miss Deborah Burke In 1752....

01.253
coffeepot
1752 – 1753

Coffee pot with inverted pear-shaped coffee pot with pedestal base, wooden handle (prob. walnut), with attaching lid. In rococo style. Engraved shield on front. A number of symbols including "JP" e...


Bill of lading for the packet sloop "Richard" from the Samuel and William Vernon merchants for a sale of logwood and other sundries. It also itemizes related expenses such as wharf storage, brokera...

2012.48
spoon
1751 – 1828

Coin silver spoon with marking on back consistent with Thomas Arnold (1734-1828). Engravings on the handle are present: a script monogram "CC" and the numeral 3.

FIC.2019.048
Map
circa 1750

This is a copy of a map of Newport, Rhode Island, compiled by Ezra Stiles. It is a copy of the original, which is at the Redwood Library. 


Polychrome plate; white background; blue and red flower design; green and yellow leaf design; decorative border; scalloped edge; brown, octagonal mount. Made of Dutch delft. Belonged to donor's gre...

97.6.6
Needlework
circa 1750

Scene of man and woman in a garden with a house at lower left, tree and bird in center; reds, blues and greens in tent and long stitch; dark walnut frame.

77.5.2
tongs
circa 1750

Metal pipe tongs with small, round, flat ends; one side of handle has curved piece (for hanging?).


Coral and bells; whistle with ring at one end, coral teether at other end, row of six bells around middle of ornate shaft, decorates with chasing.


Purse with crewel-embroidered bird on the front with flowers on the back, with red border rim. Three pockets inside. Initials "SB" on top. Purse once belonged to a member of the Greene Family (tag ...


Porcelain plate with rust and deep blue floral sprays; Imari type. In 4" section of inner rim of bowl are stylized symbols of the Chinese immortals.


An English ceramic pharmaceutical bottle made of tin-glazed Earthenware or "delft". The inscription on front reads, ".MEL.ROSAT" framed by scrolls, angels, and flowers in light blue tone; bottle cy...

25.1.3
Painting
circa 1750

Portrait of Mrs. Isaac Stelle, nee Penelope Goodson is sitting outdoors; full-length portrait facing right; her left arm is touching her face. While her right is resting on her thigh holding a smal...

25.1.2
Painting
circa 1750

Full length portrait of Capatin Isaac Stelle (1714-1763). Facing left, standing with his right hand tucked inside his jacket at his waist and his left hand is perched on his hip. He is wearing a wh...

01.192
Spoon
circa 1750

Spoon with engraved initials: "SF"; shell on back of bowl; handle turns down; midrib on front. maker's mark is initials "TA"

FIC.2014.532
Wallet
1750 – 1790

Dark brown-red leather 18th pocket book wallet with flap closure and interior green lining.

2004.024.001
Punch Bowl
1750 – 1770

Wheldonware punch bowl recovered during the excavation of an 18th century privy at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House

2018.001.006
Flagon
1750 – 1800

Pewter flagon with elaborate handle and attached lid. Taxes stamps are worn, but partially visible to the left of the handle at the top.

2018.001.007
Alms Dish
1750 – 1800

Felt-lined alms box with dark wood exterior and yellow-orange felt interior. Rectangular with a small handle on one side.


Pewter drinking cup with engraved/hammered design. Intricate border along top edge with center design of oval surrounded by wispy leaves."JB" stamped on bottom.


Pewter drinking cup with engraved/hammered design. Intricate border along top edge with center design of oval surrounded by wispy leaves."JB" stamped on bottom.

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