167 Object Results

December 14 1749

Receipt for payment of £97 for work of "Negro Dublin" and "Negro Natt." Payment received by D. Updike from Mr. William Vernon.

Measure, Liquid
1749 – 1768

Lid has an anchor engraving. Engraved initials IBE and engraved cartonche on body of measure. Fluer de lais attaches lid to measure, c.1/2 gallon size. Made by John Fryers in Newport RI. A 4 is amr...

Map of Daniel Gould's farm in Middletown; includes a listing of abutters and depictions of individual trees, a grave, a corn crib, and a spring that "never dries". This property descended through t...

Portrait of John Taylor (1748-1791). Male bust; blue eyes, colorful cheeks; white shirt with dark blue jacket. Subject is son of Robert Taylor of Newport, RI.

circa 1747

Tan silk breeches. Three large buttons down front, four small buttons at the bottom of each leg. Five buttonholes at back of pants. Belonged to Edward Scott, first librarian of Redwood Library 1747.

circa 1746

This is a copy of the map drawn up for Long Wharf. It includes the landowners and rough sizes of properties in feet. Compiled by Samuel Rodman, William Read and Josias Lyndon. 

Account book
1746 – 1749

An account book detailing transactions associated with merchant John Banister (1707-1767), September 1746-December 1749. Some highlights include Banister's exporting of Narragansett Pacers to the W...


circa 1745

Cross-cut piece of white pine piling; base of branch protrudes from one side; some bark remains/ 87 rings; has been heavily shellacked; top surface sanded in 1995. Said to be part of the original (...

Large round pewter serving plate. Three tax stamps on back, very faded, but appear to read Richard King London.

Large round pewter serving plate. Three tax stamps on back, slightly faded, but appear to read Richard King London.

White dinner plate with pink, orange, and blue flowers around the outside edge. Center of plate is decorated with floral design of white/pink flowers In black ink on the backside is inscribed the p...

Indenture agreement between James Cooper Jr. and Thomas Potter.

A Rhode Island Military commission signed and sealed by Governor William Greene in 1743, possibly printed by Ann Franklin. Written for John Warner (Lieutentant) of Warwick; also signed by Secretary...

Miniature portrait of John Easton, Jr. stored in a blue fabric box. Easton had whitish-grey hair and is wearing a blue coat with a volumnious white scarf against a blue background. 
The case ...

Oval shaped brass badge (or buckle) with the RI symbol of an anchor in the center with 'Artill. Comp.' at the top and 'incorporated/ad 1741' at the bottom of the oval; brass is pitted on the back a...

Geometric border, floral pattern at top and central panel of stylized flowers. Stitches: cross, satin, rice. Made with silk thread on linen. Central floral motifs relates to those on samplers by Sa...

Letter book
circa 1740 – 1750

Letter book belonging to John Banister (1707-1767), Newport merchant. Includes copies of correspondence and an index of names. Front half of book is entitled "Copy Book of Letters/J:B./1748"; inclu...

Maple trundle bed that has been stained red; rope spring; wooden wheels; ball posts.

Maple trundle bed made to fit under another bed; rope springs; slanted side board; headboard. In 1998 bedding was in chest with ball feet.

Plain mourning ring as a gold band. Inside is engraved. Engraved: "AK obt April 12, 1740 AE 65". Also, "JT" enclosed in a circle on the inside of the band. Given to the honorable Daniel A. Updike, ...

Blue-white porcelain plate, blue overglaze design of bamboo, stairway, floral motifs. Brown glaze on rim. Supposedly brought from China by a member of Hadwen Family c. 1740, descended in Hadwen-Wil...

Long format, one alphabet sequence, one number sequence, one verse, three border patterns. Stitches: queen, eyelet, cross, tent. Verse on back. Design similar to samplers by Sarah Baley and Elizabe...

Portrait of John Potter (1716-1787) and his family, and a young boy, almost certainly enslaved. Half length portraits of four main figures, who are grouped around an oval tea table with a blue and ...

Model of slave ship made in 1740 by Joseph Thurston.

Table, Dining
1740 – 1760

Walnut Queen Anne dining table with two drop leaves and two swing legs; turned tapered legs ending in platform pad feet. Leaves corners are rounded off (this was probably done at a later date). Cha...

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

Dining Table
1740 – 1760

Mahogany large-drop-leaf dining table in Queen Ann style; sharp kneed cabriole legs; pad feet; brass plate on top with provenance: "mahogany Dutch foot table/presented by/Miss Ellen Townsend/4th de...

Cup with handle with original owner's engraved initials on bottom: "W*C"; straight-sided with flared lip; molded applied base and handle. Marked with a "IT", but it looks as if it is struck over an...

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.

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'.

Portrait painting of Mrs. Robert Stevens (1720-1802). Full length portrait; seated subject faces left; long, dark-green dress with white trim on sleeves and neckline; left hand holds a book; appear...

Irish stitch with a red lining, single pocket inside. Made in Newport with wool yarn (crewel) on linen.

1740 – 1770

Mahogany "Queen Anne" style side chair, (mid-Georgian). Shells on knees and crest rail; compass seat, ball-and-claw feet. Chair has its original red wool (moreen) upholstery which has a steam-press...

Table, Tea
1740 – 1760

Mahogany rectangular tea table with four turned "cabriole" legs with pad feet; corners of top are shaped with rounded notches. Used as communion table by Moravian Church of Newport. Probably made ...

Mahogany rectangular tea table with squared cabriole legs and pointed slipper feet. Molding around edge of top. Probably made in Newport.

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