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Halberd

Connecticut

The figure of the Indians' fort or palizado in New England and the manner of the destroying it by Captayne Underhill and Captayne Mason / RH.

The village of the Pequot Indians which was attacked and destroyed by Captain Underhill and Captain Mason in 1637.

Chest

Probably made in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Chest

Chests used for household storage were common in seventeenth-century homes. This lift-top chest is embellished with carved motifs that are characteristic of the decorative vocabulary of the earliest New Haven j... more

Gorget for an Officer of the South Carolina Infantry Regiment

The engraving on this gorget incorporates the state of South Carolina's coat of arms, which was adopted in 1777.

Chest with drawer

Inscribed “EL 1705,” this is one of six similar joined chests from Connecticut bearing dates between 1704 and 1706. The painted decoration on its three front panels echoes the carving of the “sunflower” chests ... more

Chest-on-frame

The painted ornament on the upper front of this chest, with its crowned Tudor rose, Scottish thistle, and French fleur-de-lis, is typical of designs on furniture produced in the Guilford-Saybrook area of coasta... more

Chest with drawer

This small chest belongs to a group of painted furniture associated with the Guilford-Saybrook area of coastal Connecticut. The founder of this tradition may have been Charles Guillam (1671–1727), who had emigr... more

Dressing table

Period inventories refer to this type of table as a “chamber,” “dressing,” or “toilet” table, indicating its use in a bedroom for grooming. The drawers with drop pulls held brushes, combs, pomade pots, and scen... more

Chest with drawer

The painting technique employed on this chest is that of the Guilford-Saybrook, Connecticut school of painted furniture. Originally painted on yellow ground—a bit of which is still visible at the top of the lef... more

Wall Cupboard

Made in Connecticut, United States

Purse

Made in Connecticut, United States

High chest of drawers

This high chest is part of a small group of case pieces from the Windsor area bearing dates in the 1730s. The exaggerated knees and flat feet parody the elegance of the cabriole legs on chests from urban Massac... more

Side Chair

Probably made in Wellingford, Connecticut, United States

Side Chair

Probably made in Wellingford, Connecticut, United States

Small chest of drawers

The people, animals, and trees depicted on the front of this chest have parallels in the pastoral scenes that were popular embroidery subjects in Boston during the second quarter of the eighteenth century. On t... more

Side Chair

Probably made in Wellingford, Connecticut, United States

Chest of drawers

The sprays and vases of flowers, trees, buildings, figures, dogs, birds, and butterflies on this chest recall print sources that were more typically used by young women as inspiration for floral paintings and f... more

Side Chair

In rural areas, painted decoration was frequently used to simulate expensive materials or to add visual interest. This side chair, which retains its original crewelwork seat cover, has a maple frame painted in ... more

Dressing Table

Probably made in Connecticut, United States