215 Object Results

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Letter issued by Peleg Barker, Council Clerk, granting Thomas Wickham Jr. the right to administer the estate of his father, Thomas Wickham Sr. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Wickham, including 'one negro wench named Nance'. The list was compiled by Francis Malbone and George Champlin and witnessed by Peleg Barker Jr., Council Clerk. 

1783 – 1800

"Directoire" Style bodice of rose and gold changeable or "shot-silk;" maroon stripes. Long sleeves, low neck, short tails, collar, double fronts, trimmed with plaited silk touche. Contemporary comm...

White satin shoes, trimmed with paillets and small floral design in silver. No heel, heavy leather sole, very pointed toe. Lined with coarse linen, bound with white ribbon.

A single white silk wedding shoe. Interior is white linen with overlapping instep straps. A buckle is missing. This is the wedding shoe of Mary Brinton from 1783.

Mahogany square piano on frame in neo-classical style; frame has four sharply tapered legs; brass paterae mounted on corners; stringing on frame and piano case; calligraphy inscription on interior ...

FIC.2014.151 AB
circa 1781 – 1854

Pair of men's silk socks, embroidered line on the sides and marked with "WmV Taylor" on each sock. The pair of socks belonged to William Vigneron Taylor who served alongside Oliver Hazard Perry.

Map of New York City, approximately 1780s. Map shows primarily Brooklyn and Manhattan. Roads and slips are labeled. There is a key in the top left corner identified several buildings numbered on th...

Tag tide to "A" = "George Washing Button. Gift of Miss Agnes Storer Nov. 20, 1922" Note = "Brass Patriotic Button Inscribed "Long Live the President" around initials G.W. with the initials of the t...

High back pine; five sections make up the back; curved sides; blue and white cushion on seat.

Purse made of silk thread on linen with queen's stitch only, striped silk lining, blue predominates. Made in New England.

Small purse with silk thread on linen made of queen's stitch only, green silk lining. Good example of queen's stitch. Inside is a silver clasp with the initials "HMC". Purse was made in England.

1780 – 1820

Maple candle stand as baluster-turned pedestal with urn-shaped base; tripod legs are replaced; scalloped-shaped top is replaced.

Bowl (vessel)
1780 – 1815

Two sides of square-shaped bowl have small floral sprays in deep blue; other two sides have initials "W.P." in deep blue and gold; deep blue banding.

1780 – 1810

Rectangular whale bone incised with leaves around edges, and two trees and at the bottom. Stuart Frank's visit 11/04/2009: Very wide and short, made of panbone, terrible crack, unfinished.

1780 – 1790

Rectangular-shaped baleen inscribed with geometric designs and a verse at top and bottom: "I wish I was the busk and stays/that to thy lovely breast;/that I might be both night and day/to thy fair ...

1780 – 1800

Maple, red cedar, pine, tulip slant-top desk with ogee bracket feet, four drawers; some of the desk interior is of red cedar. Plain (not bracketed) interior drawers of maple. Exposed dovetails on f...

1779 – 1849

Silhouette of Daniel Coggeshall (1779-1849) facing right; hair in short ponytail, high collar with frilly front, dark coat. Tan paper on lighter backing. Dark wood frame. Marked on lower left corne...

1776 – 1793

Beaded rim plate, soft edge. Marked "D:Mel" [struck twice] and several symbols.

1776 – 1793

Smooth brim plate, bead on reverse. Marked "By D. Melville" (twice) with several symbols.

Spoon, Eating
1776 – 1793

Midrib on front of handle of spoon. Rat tail on back of bowl. End of handle has been recut and hammered-midribs damaged. Profile rough, dents on back of bowl. Marked "NEWPORT".

Four pewter spoons with midribs on front of handles, rat-tails on back of bowls.

Plate, Food
1776 – 1793

Pewter plate with beaded rim, casting marks on outer rim. Made in Newport, marked with a number of symbols and makers marks. Also "by D: Melvil/in Newp".

1776 – 1793

Pewter platter with incised line around outer rim of pewter platter. Several marks including, "By: D: Melvil/Newport"

1776 – 1793

Porringer with crown handle, nine pierced holes on handle. Anchor and initials "DM" on front of handle. Made by David Melvil (1755-93), Newport. Anchor and initials (DM) imprinted on front of handle.

88.3.2 AB
Shoes (footwear)
circa 1775 – 1785

Pair of ladies white silk shoes; silk is plain white; pointed toes, overlapping instep straps, buckles missing, linen interior. Belonged to Mrs. John Handy.

1775 – 1825

White seersucker or dimity cloak, trimmed with finer dimity ruffles. Has a hood and a deep ruffled collar.

1775 – 1825

Gray, brown silk bound with brown ribbon lined with lam's wool (might have faded from violet). Originally cataloged as "coverlet"

Man's breeches in tan made from jersey cloth, cotton, with ribbed back. Made and worn by James Gould, who was a tailor. His business established in 1763, died in 1812.

Cap (headgear)
1775 – 1799

White linen infant's cap. Narrow ruffle, very fine material cap is very small.

Brown or cream infant's jacket. Heavy cotton, painted in conventional floral design. Cut like D95, but a size smaller.

Infant's jacket with red and floral design on cream ground. Made from heavy cotton, lined with finer linen. Cotton is printed or painted.

Polonaise dress in white taffeta with a floral design in cherry. Brocaded stripe and rosebuds. Bodice and train sewed together but cut separately (i.e. no "Walteau" effect). Separate petticoat of s...

Housewife bag of grey green silk.

"Housewife" bag of rose taffeta, like D64.

"Housewife" bag, of pointed cotton print with dark brown background.

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