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  • Hannah Taylor Sampler [Object]

    Samplers were made by young girls learning to sew different embroidery stitches. Proud parents would display them in the parlour to show that they were wealthy enough to send their...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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