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Manuscript Illumination with the Annunciation in an Initial R, from a Gradual

Here, the letter “R” opens the Introit, or entrance hymn, “Rorate caeli de super” (Drop down dew, you heavens, from above), sung on the Feast of the Annunciation. This feast day was one of the most important in... more

An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on Piseatagua [sic] River in yr. province of New Hampshire on the continent of America

Drawing shows Fort William and Mary on the Piscataqua River with surrounding landscape and buildings in "the town of New Castle on the Great Island"; many features are identified by letter with corresponding ke... more

Banister-back chair

American-made banister-back chairs with rush seats were economical counterparts to the imported English cane chairs popular in the colonies from the 1690s to the 1720s. Although the origins of this chair are un... more

Side Chair

Possibly made in New Hampshire, United States

Side Chair

Possibly made in New Hampshire, United States; Possibly made in Massachusetts, United States

Oval table

The dynamic composition of this table results from its splayed legs, scalloped skirt, and well-defined "Spanish" feet. The oval was the preferred shape for tabletops in the early eighteenth century; by midcentu... more


This halberd was given to John Colby by Indians, when he was their prisoner at Hinsdale Fort, New Hampshire, between 1755 and 1760. New Hampshire

Tea Table

Made in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States