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  • Northwest Coast Carving [Object]

    At some stage in its history, this top-heavy carved figure fell forward and snapped its arms. They were subsequently replaced. Unfortunately, the original position of the arms would have indicated...

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  • Eagle [Object]

    German-born Wilhelm Schimmel (1817–1890) was an itinerant carver who travelled throughout Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He is particularly known for his Habsburg-style eagles with outstretched wings. It is thought that Schimmel...

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  • Block Front Desk [Object]

    The name given to this desk describes its style: three vertical panels made in different planes produce blocks or sections on the drawers and slant top. Block-front panels were usually...

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  • Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary) [Object]

    This large bulto was probably made for use by the Penitente Brotherhood. The hollow skirt of this figure is made of gessoed cloth laid over a wooden frame. This made...

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  • Cigar Store Indian [Object]

    Wearing a headdress with lustrous ostrich feathers and a girdle with a scabbard, this fantasy figure of a Native American was carved by a master craftsman. Note the precise way...

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  • Highboy [Object]

    'On 3 January 1961 Henry Francis du Pont, founder of Winterthur Museum, wrote to Dr. Dallas Pratt, ‘Inasmuch as I consider it a very worthwhile undertaking, I should like to...

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  • General Sir Henry Clinton [Object]

    Sir Henry Clinton, British officer and diplomat, was born in Newfoundland and educated in Britain. He distinguished himself along with Generals William Howe and John Burgoyne at the Battle of...

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  • Racetrack Tout Trade Figure [Object]

    Possibly carved by Charles Parker Dowler of Providence, Rhode Island, this type of swaggering caricature was popular with tobacconists. In catalogues, this model was sometimes known as ‘The Dude’ –...

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  • Piano [Object]

    This piano was presented to Ann Eliza Ferris on her 18th birthday by her parents, James and Sarah Oakley Ferris. 'The fine workmanship of its case suggests that this may...

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