76 Object Results

Person/Organization: Decade:
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 ...

2000.14.3
Lamp
1756 – 1830

Early Moravian pottery lamp, possibly made at pottery centers of bethabara and Winston-Salem, North Carolina between 1756-1830. Light red earthenware glazed with combination of brown, black, green ...

01.840
Silhouette
1756 – 1824

Silhouette of W.S.N. Allen (176-1824) facing left. Tan paper over black. Smudge makes nose appear elongated. Oval, battered, almost destroyed wood frame with metal front. Mr. Allen had a house on L...

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...

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.


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.

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.

01.872
Sconce
circa 1750

Wall sconce shell-like top with hole in center; candle holder in tray at bottom.


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 ...


Purse made of silk thread on linen with Irish stitch, flame pattern is horizontal, various different silk linings. Made in New England.

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"


Pink petticoat. Woven doublecloth to imitate quilting and trapunto. Lozenge pattern on main part of skirt and trapunto-like floral border around hem. 


Wallet lined and bound in green silk; made of canvas which has been worked with shades of dark green, gold and tan in a geometric pattern; the metal clasp is in two pear shaped pieces that hook tog...

96.15 AB
Buckle, Shoe
1750 – 1799

Pair of shoe buckles with rectangular silver frames with cast filigree decoration, rosette at each corner added in separate operation; two-tined steel fork and toothed loop each attached separately...

95.35.2
Iron, Curling
1750 – 1840

Scissor-like wrought iron tongs; delicate handles curve into rat-tail ends; shafts fastened with (brass) pin. One shaft has two prongs. The single prong of the other shaft fits between them.

01.284 AB
Candlestick
1750 – 1775

Two candlesticks cast in two halves with baluster shaped shaft, square shaped and scalloped base, smooth circular lip.

01.283
Candlestick
1750 – 1775

Solid core cast candlestick with baluster shaped shaft, scalloped lip, round scalloped and shaped base, push-rod.

70.1
Porringer (dish)
1750 – 1775

Porringer with engraved initials: "RSAE" on handle. Marked with "JOTIS" enclosed in a rectangle on the bottom.

23.010.001
Teaspoon
1750 – 1775

Teaspoon with engraved initials: "P/I*M/MEP". "S:CASEY" enclosed in a rectangle.

01.309
Busk
1750 – 1800

Over all geometric design with heart motif. On reverse, "M M*D"

01.303
Busk
1750 – 1780

Over all geometric designs on front, and initials "SW."


Long and narrow canopy border or petticoat hem. Flowers and strawberries embroidered in crewel throughout. Worked in flat stitch.

71.3
barometer
1750 – 1799

Mahogany pilaster-shaped with stop-fluting, molded cornice brass plate at capital with engraved barometric readings for winter and summer, flowers; maker's name and "Newport". On brass face: "D. Wi...

01.307
Busk
1750 – 1800

Intricate geometric designs, painted dark brown and white, with a sailing ship, entwined hearts, and cartouche with monogram: "RVE." On reverse: "Stand when this you see remember me that I be wher...


Silver beaker or cup, used for Communion, with engraved inscription "The Gift of Hannah Martin/Unto The/Sabbatarian Baptist Church/In Newport Ad 1750". Marked with "N*Geffroy" on bottom.


Purse made of wool yarn (crewel) on linen with Irish stitch, worked in pinks, yellows, and blues, olive lining. Long shape. Made in New England


Cup with handle and engraved initials on bottom: "M*A/to/A*M/to/M*A*M". Slightly bell-shaped body; molded base; strap handle. Probablt American.

01.2
Teapot
1740 – 1760

Salt-glazed stoneware teapot. Enamels; polychrome flowers; round shaped body with spout, handle, and lid. Tag inside pot reads: "teapot brought over in the 'Mayflower'.

01.258
Chair
1740 – 1770

Mahogany Queen Anne style side chair, probably made in Boston, with cabriole legs and ball-and-claw feet, block-and-turned stretchers, compass seat, and knees. Brown leather (not original) upholst...


Purse made of wool yarn (crewel) on linen with Irish stitch, pink flame pattern with blue also, green lining, pink binding. Made in New England.

99.3.129
Shoe
1731 – 1802

A single ladies white printed leather shoe with wedge heel. The shoe has a white repetitious print of spirals and paisleys. Written on the sole in ink are the words "Shoe of Mrs. General Washington...

01.194
Spoon, Eating
1730 – 1761

Spoon with rat tail on back of bowl; mid-rib on front of handle, which turns up. Marked with "MR" enclosed in a square. Moody Russell was the uncle of Newport silversmith Jonathan Otis.

01.193
Spoon
1730 – 1750

Spoon with engraved initials: "ES" and also the date, "1753"; shell on back of bowl; midrib on front of handle which curves up. Date probably added. Marked with "I:O" enclosed in a circle, plus thr...

01.180 AB
Pocket (bag)
1730 – 1780

Pear-shaped pockets with a braid along outer borders. Crewel embroidered flowers on front. Each pocket has a different floral design, "B" is more frayed than "A". Backing on both is deteriorating. ...

W 1960.1.3
Side Chair
1730 – 1750

Mahogany Queen Anne style side chair with bowed crest rail; vase-shaped splat, compass seat, cabriole legs with c-scrolls on knees, pad feet, cyma-curved flat stretchers; brown leather upholstery (...

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