Miniature Pennsylvania German Dower Chest early 18th century brought over to this country by German immigrants.
| Folk Art Rabbit riding on a
Sheep Sculpted from a papier-mache mixture dating from the
first century AD in China.
| "Dove of Peace" Weathervane This
is a ¼ scale replica of the "Dove of Peace," George Washington's
weathervane from Mount Vernon. The original was custom made for him in
Philadelphia in 1787 and he specified that the bird carry in its beak
an olive branch painted green. The original is no longer on Mount Vernon
but in a museum.
| Doorway replicated from the entry of the
Amstel House circa 1730 in New Castle, DE in the location of Penn's
Landing home of two and birthplace of three signers of the Declaration
| Mt. Vernon Cupolo with Doves
Miniature punchneedle design created with one strand of embroidery floss
and a miniature punchneedle. Very old art form a series of approximately
1200 individual loops and stitches per square inch.
| Blown-out Goose egg dyed with yellow
onion skins scratch-carved in the PA Dutch Moravian Style (c. 1810-1830).
Egg depicts Buzz Aldrin on the moon, July 20, 1969.
| Wild West covered wagon
was designed as a historical reminder of the hardships that our forefathers
endured while exploring the west in a covered wagon.
| Miniature of the Bellange bergertes
chair found in the Blue Room. Hand-carved in cherry and hand-painted with
gold leaf paint.
| Revolutionary War Eagle
became a popular motif for furniture. This eagle is based on a finial
that decorated an 1800 Baltimore Secretary.
| Sterling Silver piece depicting Massachusetts
silversmith Paul Revere on his ride alerting his countrymen of the
approach of the British army.
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