Decorative Arts, National Portrait Gallery & Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC Photos

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) & Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC share an integrated museum building which displays a number of decorative arts among the many paintings and sculptures.

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Smithsonian Institution Center for American Art Museum & Portraiture. Washington, DC.Collection of medallion silver decorated with portrait medallions at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver & ivory tea & coffee service in Japanese style by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver tea pot in Japanese style by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Smithsonian Institution Center for American Art Museum & Portraiture. Washington, DC.Collection of medallion silver decorated with portrait medallions (1860s) at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver & ivory tea & coffee service in Japanese style (c1881) by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver tea pot in Japanese style (c1881) by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Silver creamer in Japanese style by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver & ivory tea & coffee service in Japanese style by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware teapot by Chelsea Keramic Art Works, Chelsea, MA at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware coffeepot by Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Silver creamer in Japanese style (c1881) by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver & ivory tea & coffee service in Japanese style (c1881) by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware teapot (c1880-88) by Chelsea Keramic Art Works, Chelsea, MA at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware coffeepot (1883) by Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Glazed earthenware vase by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware jar & cover by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware vase by Charles Schmidt of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware vase by Henrietta Bailey of Newcomb Pottery, New Orleans, LA at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Glazed earthenware vase (1885) by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware jar & cover (1885) by Matthew Andrew Daly of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware vase (1904) by Charles Schmidt of Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Glazed earthenware vase by Henrietta Bailey of Newcomb Pottery, New Orleans, LA at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Glazed earthenware vase by Grueby Pottery, Boston, MA at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Favrile glass vase with cover by Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Favrile glass vase by Louis Comfort Tiffany at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Peacocks & Peonies stained glass window by John La Farge at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Glazed earthenware vase (c1910) by Grueby Pottery, Boston, MA at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Favrile glass vase with cover (1893-6) by Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Favrile glass vase (late 19th C) by Louis Comfort Tiffany at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Peacocks & Peonies stained glass window (1882) by John La Farge at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Peacocks & Peonies stained glass window by John La Farge at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Peacocks & Peonies stained glass window by John La Farge at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Apollo with Putti panel from dining room of Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Detail of Apollo on panel from dining room of Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Peacocks & Peonies stained glass window (1882) by John La Farge at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Peacocks & Peonies stained glass window (1882) by John La Farge at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Apollo with Putti panel from dining room of Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion (1880-2) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Detail of Apollo on panel from dining room of Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion (1880-2) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Detail of Putti on panel from dining room of Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Piano commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt by Steinway & Sons with case by R.H. Hunt & J.H. Hunt plus lid painting by Thomas Wilmer Dewing at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.

Detail of Putti on panel from dining room of Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion (1880-2) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Piano commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt (1903) by Steinway & Sons with case by R.H. Hunt & J.H. Hunt plus lid painting by Thomas Wilmer Dewing at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.


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