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
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
Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, American, active 1825 - 1887
Boat Salt Dish
about 1830
2006.87
Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, American, active 1825 - 1887
Boat Salt Dish
about 1830
2006.87
Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, American, active 1825 - 1887
Boat Salt Dish
about 1830
2006.87
Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, American, active 1825 - 1887
Boat Salt Dish
about 1830
2006.87
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
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
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
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
Sewing Table
about 1830-1840
46.22.16381
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
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
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
Enfield Shakers (Enfield, New Hampshire), American, active 1793-1923
Lowback Dining Chair
about 1850
46.22.16387
Enfield Shakers (Enfield, New Hampshire), American, active 1793-1923
Lowback Dining Chair
about 1850
46.22.16387
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
Vase
about 1901
c.986.78
Grueby Faience Company, American, 1894 - 1909
Vase
about 1901
c.986.78
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
Maker of Case, probably Vermont, in the New York taste, American
Tall Case Clock
about 1816, case 1820 or later
f.946.30
Maker of Case, probably Vermont, in the New York taste, American
Tall Case Clock
about 1816, case 1820 or later
f.946.30
Maker of Case, probably Vermont, in the New York taste, American
Tall Case Clock
about 1816, case 1820 or later
f.946.30
Maker of Case, probably Vermont, in the New York taste, American
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 Isaac Vose and Son, Boston, Massachusetts, American, active 1819 - 1825
Secretaire a Abattant
about 1820
f.965.90.11
attributed to Isaac Vose and Son, Boston, Massachusetts, American, active 1819 - 1825
Secretaire a Abattant
about 1820
f.965.90.11
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 Archibald, Boston, Massachusetts, American, active 1813 - 1825
Pier Table
about 1820-1825
f.965.90.9
attributed to Thomas Emmons and George Archbald, Boston, Massachusetts, American, active 1813 - 1825
Pier Table
about 1820-1825
f.965.90.9
attributed to Thomas Emmons and George Archbald, Boston, Massachusetts, American, active 1813 - 1825
Pier Table
about 1820-1825
f.965.90.9
Possibly Julius Barnard, possibly Hanover, New Hampshire, American, 1769 - after 1812
Sideboard
about 1800
f.980.64
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
Mark Pitman (Salem, Massachusetts), American, 1779 - 1829
Secretary
about 1800-1810
f.984.19
Mark Pitman (Salem, Massachusetts), American, 1779 - 1829
Secretary
about 1800-1810
f.984.19
Mark Pitman (Salem, Massachusetts), American, 1779 - 1829
Secretary
about 1800-1810
f.984.19
Mark Pitman (Salem, Massachusetts), American, 1779 - 1829
Secretary
about 1800-1810
f.984.19
Mark Pitman (Salem, Massachusetts), American, 1779 - 1829
Secretary
about 1800-1810
f.984.19
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
Benjamin Burt, American, 1729 - 1805
Tankard
about 1760
m.968.40
Benjamin Burt, American, 1729 - 1805
Tankard
about 1760
m.968.40
Benjamin Burt, American, 1729 - 1805
Tankard
about 1760
m.968.40
Benjamin Burt, American, 1729 - 1805
Tankard
about 1760
m.968.40
Benjamin Burt, American, 1729 - 1805
Tankard
about 1760
m.968.40
Zachariah Brigden, American, 1734 - 1787
Cann
about 1780
m.969.76
Zachariah Brigden, American, 1734 - 1787
Cann
about 1780
m.969.76
Zachariah Brigden, American, 1734 - 1787
Cann
about 1780
m.969.76
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
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
Henry Hurst, American (born Sweden), 1666 - 1717
Tankard
about 1710
m.987.43
Henry Hurst, American (born Sweden), 1666 - 1717
Tankard
about 1710
m.987.43
Henry Hurst, American (born Sweden), 1666 - 1717
Tankard
about 1710
m.987.43
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
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
William Calder, American, 1792 - 1856, active 1817 - 1856
Porringer
1817-1856
m.991.39.13
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
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 Danforth, American, 1741 - 1799, active 1773 - 1793
Porringer
1773-1793
m.991.39.2
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
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
Hiram Yale, American, 1799 - 1831, active 1822 - 1831
Teapot
1822-1831
m.991.7.3
Hiram Yale, American, 1799 - 1831, active 1822 - 1831
Teapot
1822-1831
m.991.7.3
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