205 Object Results

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64.8
certificate
January 1 1784

Engraved paper certificate mounted to wood, declaring Colonel Daniel Lyman as a member of The Society of the Cincinnati. Signed by George Washington at Mount Vernon, President (of Cincinnati) and H...

30.3.2
coffee urn
1784 – 1785

Coffee urn with two handles and ivory spigot. Neoclassical style: urn-shaped body; urn-shaped finial; bright-cut engraving; beaded moldings. Engraved "CMC" (in script). Made in London, England.

01.221
Painting
1784 – 1836

Portrait painting of John Burroughs (1784-1836), a sea captain in Newport, RI. He is facing left with colorful face, blue eyes, red hair; wearing a white shirt with small bow in center, and a black...

42.1.26
Bodice
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.


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.

01.264
Candlestand
1780 – 1820

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

61.1.3
Bowl, Eating
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. Annotations by Elizabeth Bond, April, 1985: "...

01.319
Busk
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.

01.301
Busk
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 ...

59.1.5
Desk
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...

01.853
Silhouette
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...

68.1.5
Plate
1776 – 1793

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

68.1.4
Plate
1776 – 1793

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

68.1.8
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.

66.9.1
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".

68.1.14
Platter
1776 – 1793

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

68.1.3
Porringer
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.

29.7.1
Cloak
1775 – 1825

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

40.7.22
Bedspread
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.

23.7.4
Cap
1775 – 1799

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

23.7.3
Jacket
1775 – 1799

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

23.7.2
Jacket
1775 – 1799

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...

27.4.11
Purse
1775 – 1825

Housewife bag of grey green silk. Similiar to D64 and D65.

24.7.10
Purse
1775 – 1825

"Housewife" bag of rose taffeta, like D64.

27.4.9
Purse
1775 – 1825

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

D62
Purse
1775 – 1825

Lady's fancy grey, silk lined bag with drawstring.

D60
Purse
1775 – 1825

Lady's Fancy Bag. White cotton, central band each side, embroidered in white cotton, connecting band of pinch-puffs. May be part of D34.


Lady's fancy bag. White, embroidered with violas in colored silks. Embroidered panel on each side, connected by puffed strip made by winding a pinch of material with thread. The initials "KM" are o...

D223
Bodice
1775 – 1825

Natural, unbleached homespun linen. Simple bodice, small cut at lower back of bodice. Wardrobe: Third floor E, Drawer: A

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