Hooked Rug Old design for hooked rugs. Six Presidential dogs are woven into it.
President Roosevelt -Fala
President Reagan - Rex
President Johnson -Him
President Bush -Millie
President Nixon -King Timaho
Hand-painted ball with depiction of "The Declaration of Independence," "Washington Crossing the Delaware," and "Liberty, Meekness and Innocence" in the style of artist Edward Hicks.
18th Century Blue and White Tile featuring heroines of the colonial period Molly Pitcher, Deborah Sampson, Betty Zane, Sybil Ludington, Phillis Wheatley.
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 the moon.
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 this cutwork.
18th Century Tombstone Jelly Cupboard in old Mustard paint
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