| Hooked Rug Old design for hooked
rugs. Six Presidential dogs are woven into it.
President Clinton Buddy
| Hand-painted ball with
depiction of "The Declaration of Independence," "Washington Crossing
the Delaware," and "Liberty, Meekness and Innocence" in the style of artist
| 18th Century
blue and white tile featuring heroines of the colonial period
Molly Pitcher, Deborah Sampson, Betty Zane, Sybil Ludington, Phillis
| Bride's Box beautifully decorated
and indicative of one which would be given to the bride as a gift from
the groom to hold her personal possessions. Most commonly found in Pennsylvania,
arriving there with early German settlers.
| Hand-carved Moon Landing honoring Apollo
11 Eagle rocket on full yellow moon with Santa placing American flag on
| Oil painting of the first White House
with eagle flying over with banner in his claws that reads "One
Nation Under God."
| Pair of hand firescreens similar to
two made by Mary Hawks who attended Deerfield Academy between 1813-1818.
She was affectionately known as "Little Mary" because of her tiny 3'4"
stature. These handscreens are reproductions of two made by Mary Hawks
in the 17th Century. The screens allowed
a lady to move freely around a room while still shielding her face from
the fireplace heat. A young woman attending a White House function may
have given the First Lady or her daughter a pair of these screens to decorate
the fireplace when not in use.
| Continuous Arm Windsor chair, circa
1760. The Patriotic decoration was added in 1876 during the U.S. Centennial
celebration. Construction and paint colors are true to the period.
| Scherenschnitte (Scissor cutting) which
was a craft done by Swiss and German settlers and brought to the U.S.
in the mid 1700s. This particular cutting of a Nativity Scene with the
creche in the center and the 6 panels around it depicts angels, shepherds,
wise men, town of Bethlehem in the distance and barnyard animals. The
artist's German grandmother first introduced the art of Scherenschnitte
to her when she was 5 years old. Only a handful of artists today practice
| 18th Century
Tombstone Jelly Cupboard in old Mustard paint.
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