Decorative Arts

Highlights include more than 75 pieces of early New England silver; a group of handsome Boston neoclassical furnishings; Shaker furniture from Enfield, New Hampshire; and art pottery by the Grueby Faience Company.

Piction collections thumbnails

Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, American, active 1825 - 1887
Decanter
about 1830
2006.40
Apphia Amanda Young, American, 1822 - 1910
Sampler
1838
2006.77
Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, American, active 1825 - 1887
Boat Salt Dish
about 1830
2006.87
New England Glass Company, American, East Cambridge, Massachusetts, active 1818 - 1888
Pitcher
about 1870
2007.3.1
Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, American, active 1825 - 1887
Dolphin Candlestick
about 1860
2007.3.2
attributed to the Glassworks of Henry William Stiegel, American, active 1764 - 1774
Pocket Bottle
1769-1774
2007.7
John Bennett, American, 1840 - 1907
Vase with Black-Eyed Susans on a Green Ground
1881
2010.5
Unknown American, American
Powder Horn
1780
2012.21
Attributed to Edward William Farrar, American, 1807/08 - 1845 (active Middlebury, Vermont)
Jar
1830-1839
2013.19
Enfield Shakers (Enfield, New Hampshire), American, active 1793-1923
Sewing Table
about 1830-1840
46.22.16381
Enfield Shakers (Enfield, New Hampshire), American, active 1793-1923
Double Sewing Desk or Work Stand
about 1830-1870
46.22.16382
Enfield Shakers (Enfield, New Hampshire), American, active 1793-1923
Ladderback Chair
about 1820-1845
46.22.16386
Enfield Shakers (Enfield, New Hampshire), American, active 1793-1923
Lowback Dining Chair
about 1850
46.22.16387
Grueby Faience Company, American, 1894 - 1909
Vase
about 1901
c.986.78
Grueby Faience Company, American, 1894 - 1909
Savin Tree Tile
about 1902
c.999.34.1
Grueby Faience Company, American, 1894 - 1909
Tile (forest scene)
about 1905 - 1909
2011.48
attributed to Phinehas (Phineas) Bailey, American, 1787 - 1861, active 1810 - 1816
Tall Case Clock
about 1816, case 1820 or later
f.946.30
attributed to Isaac Vose and Son, Boston, Massachusetts, American, active 1819 - 1825
Secretaire a Abattant
about 1820
f.965.90.11
attributed to Thomas Emmons and George Archbald, Boston, Massachusetts, American, active 1813 - 1825
Pier Table (one of a pair)
about 1820-1825
f.965.90.9
Possibly Julius Barnard, possibly Hanover, New Hampshire, American, 1769 - after 1812
Sideboard
about 1800
f.980.64
Mark Pitman (Salem, Massachusetts), American, 1779 - 1829
Secretary
about 1800-1810
f.984.19
Daniel Henchman, American, 1730 - 1775
Monteith
1772-1773
m.773.1
Benjamin Burt, American, 1729 - 1805
Beaker (one of a pair)
1797
m.966.115.1
Jacob Hurd, American (worked Boston, Massachusetts), 1702/3 - 1758
Teapot
1745
m.967.42
Benjamin Burt, American, 1729 - 1805
Tankard
about 1760
m.968.40
Zachariah Brigden, American, 1734 - 1787
Cann
about 1780
m.969.76
Thomas Dane, American, 1726 - 1795
Chafing Dish
about 1750
m.970.68
Jeremiah Dummer, American (worked Boston, Massachusetts), 1645 - 1718
Tankard
about 1710
m.970.77
John Burt, American, 1692/3 - 1745/6
Salver
about 1728
m.971.22
Jones, Ball and Poor, American, mid - 19th century
Tea Service: Kettle-on-Stand
1846-1852
m.975.80.1
Samuel Edwards, American, 1705 - 1762
Sauceboat (one of pair)
about 1740
m.984.63.1
Henry Hurst, American (born Sweden), 1666 - 1717
Tankard
about 1710
m.987.43
Samuel Casey, American, about 1724 - 1780
Teapot
about 1755
m.989.30
William Calder, American, 1792 - 1856, active 1817 - 1856
Porringer
1817-1856
m.991.39.13
Thomas Melville, American, 1779 - 1824, active 1793 - 1796
Porringer
1793-1796
m.991.39.14
John Danforth, American, 1741 - 1799, active 1773 - 1793
Porringer
1773-1793
m.991.39.2
John Will, American, 1696 - about 1775
Tankard
1752-about 1775
m.991.39.5
T.D. and S. Boardman, American, in partnership about 1807 - 1854
Flagon
about 1807-1854
m.991.39.6
Hiram Yale, American, 1799 - 1831, active 1822 - 1831
Teapot
1822-1831
m.991.7.3
Annette Woodward, American, 1787 - 1824
Mourning Picture for Bezaleel Woodward (1745-1804)
about 1810
t.933.13