National Gallery of Art, Early American Decorative Arts, Washington, DC Photos

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has a fine collection of early American Decorative Arts: furniture, clocks, ceramics and similar objects.

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Gallery of early American furniture at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Gallery of early American furniture with table at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Gallery of early American furniture with portraits at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Queen-Anne style high chest from Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Gallery of early American furniture at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Gallery of early American furniture with table at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Gallery of early American furniture with portraits at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Queen-Anne style high chest (1735-50) from Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Queen-Anne style high chest from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.High chest attrib. to John Townsend of Newport, RI at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chippendale style chest-on-chest from Providence at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Clothes press from New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Queen-Anne style high chest (1750-65) from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.High chest (1765-70) attrib. to John Townsend of Newport, RI at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Chippendale style chest-on-chest (1775-85) from Providence at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Clothes press (1790-1815) from New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Desk & bookcase from Philadelphia plus side chairs from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Desk & bookcase attrib. to John Aitken of Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Tambour desk attrib. to John Seymour & Thomas Seymour of Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Sideboard by William Mills & Simeon Deming of New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Desk & bookcase (1755-65) from Philadelphia plus side chairs (1770-1) from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Desk & bookcase (1795-1810) attrib. to John Aitken of Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Tambour desk (1793-8) attrib. to John Seymour & Thomas Seymour of Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Sideboard (1793-5) by William Mills & Simeon Deming of New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Card table from Philadelphia with porcelain dessert coolers by Dihl & Guerhard of Paris at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Porcelain vases with portraits of George Washington & John Adams from Paris & porcelain Society of Cincinnati plate from Jingdezhen, China at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Porcelain charger with arms of Okeover family of England from Jingdezhen, China & wall bracket from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Glass tumbler engraved with seal of United States by John Frederick Amelung of Frederick, MD at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Card table (1810-25) from Philadelphia with porcelain dessert coolers (1800-5) by Dihl & Guerhard of Paris at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Porcelain vases with portraits of George Washington & John Adams (1815-20) from Paris & porcelain Society of Cincinnati plate from Jingdezhen, China at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Porcelain charger with arms of Okeover family of England (1739-42) from Jingdezhen, China & wall bracket (1780-1810) from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Glass tumbler engraved with seal of United States (1792) by John Frederick Amelung of Frederick, MD at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Mahogany sidechair with scroll back from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Mahogany sidechair with urn back from Salem, MA at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Maple armchair with ring back possibly by John Seymour & Thomas Seymour of Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Cane seat sidechair with decorated back by Benjamin Henry Latrobe & George Bridport from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Mahogany sidechair with scroll back (1765-80) from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Mahogany sidechair with urn back (1790-1800) from Salem, MA at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Maple armchair with ring back (1795-1805) possibly by John Seymour & Thomas Seymour of Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Cane seat sidechair with decorated back (1808) by Benjamin Henry Latrobe & George Bridport from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Cane seat sidechair with decorated back attrib. to John Finlay & Hugh Finlay from Baltimore at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Mahogany sidechair with draped back from Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Grecian couch attrib. to John Finlay & Hugh Finlay from Baltimore at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Looking glass from New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Cane seat sidechair with decorated back (1815-25) attrib. to John Finlay & Hugh Finlay from Baltimore at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Mahogany sidechair with draped back (1810-25) from Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Grecian couch (1810-30) attrib. to John Finlay & Hugh Finlay from Baltimore at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Looking glass (1785-1810) from New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Looking glass from New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Painted rural scene detail on looking glass from New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Looking glass from New York above porcelain platter plus wine coolers from Jingdezhen, China at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Porcelain platter with American eagle & arms from Jingdezhen, China at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Looking glass (1790-1810) from New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Painted rural scene detail on looking glass (1790-1810) from New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Looking glass (1790-1815) from New York above porcelain platter (1800-20) plus wine coolers (1720-40) from Jingdezhen, China at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Porcelain platter with American eagle & arms (1800-20) from Jingdezhen, China at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Girandole mirror from Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Girandole mirror from New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Detail of eagle atop girandole mirror from New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Girandole clock from Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Girandole mirror (1810-30) from Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Girandole mirror (1810-25) from New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Detail of eagle atop girandole mirror (1810-25) from New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Girandole clock (1813-20) from Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Perry's Victory reverse painting detail on girandole clock from Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Mantel clock featuring George Washington by Jacques Nicolas Pierre François Dubuc of Paris at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Mantel clock featuring Benjamin Franklin by Jacques Nicolas Pierre François Dubuc of Paris at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Tall clock by Simon Willard of Roxbury, MA beside portrait of Julianna Hazlehurst by Jacob Eichholtz & sidechair attrib. to Duncan Phyfe of New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.
Perry's Victory reverse painting detail on girandole clock (1813-20) from Boston at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Mantel clock featuring George Washington (1815-9) by Jacques Nicolas Pierre François Dubuc of Paris at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Mantel clock featuring Benjamin Franklin (1815-9) by Jacques Nicolas Pierre François Dubuc of Paris at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Tall clock (1753-1848) by Simon Willard of Roxbury, MA beside portrait of Julianna Hazlehurst (c1820) by Jacob Eichholtz & sidechair (1815-20) attrib. to Duncan Phyfe of New York at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.

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