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Frame, Picture -

Picture frame covered in grey linen and embroidered with daises of white, green and yellow. Daisies were a favorite flower of Bessie. This frame cover was embroidered by Marjorie Van Wickle for her mother, Bessie. A copy of a picture of Bessie is in the frame.

Image of Painting - 1895

Painting - 1895

Watercolor, titled "Dogwood Branches and Bees" painted in 1895 by Paul de Longpre. Gold mat, gold painted wood frame, glass enclosure.

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Stand, Plant -

Dark carved wood Chinese-influenced plant stand with four S-curved legs ornamented with floral motif. Similar decorative spandrel panels connect to legs and are cross-braced in two places with plain and carved dark wood. Circular wooden top decorated with carved beading. Appears to have been used as a plant or flower stand with appropriately-sized jardiniere on top.

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Cachepot -

Ceramic pottery globular jardiniere (cachepot) with fluted rim. Dark brown and dark acid green glaze with stylized floral vignettes (poppy and daisy) and random leaves. Cachepot is unglazed on bottom with hint of center pintle. Bottom surface of pot is flanged with double fillet. This object appears as a companion piece to 1976.1.1151, a carved wood Asian-inspired (or Asian, Chinese-made) stool, a/k/a/plant stand.

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Cachepot -

Ceramic pottery globular jardiniere (cachepot) with fluted rim. Dark brown and dark acid green glaze with stylized floral vignettes (poppy and daisy) and random leaves. Cachepot is unglazed on bottom with hint of center pintle. Bottom surface of pot is flanged with double fillet. This object appears as a companion piece to 1976.1.1151, a carved wood Asian-inspired (or Asian, Chinese-made) stool, a/k/a/plant stand.

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Chest Of Drawers -

Six drawer marquetry Empire-style clothes chest with two sets of circular brass-and-ring drawer pulls and similar key holes and surrounds on each drawer. Metal-banded columns with full entasis at each end of front of chest. Panels with classical dancers (Terpichore?) in pressed brass adorn heads of columns. Pressed brass bands ornamented with roses and leaves at top of each column. Drawer fronts are decorated with floral and foliate images in marquetry. Ends of chest decorated in similar fashion with addition of stylized birds and large urns. This piece of furniture is included in the Blithewold wooden album (circa 1915) in the following description:"Twin beds, highboy, dressing table, cou

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Caddy, Drawer -

Small, decorative (faux?) tortoise shell on wood tea caddy with two interior lidded compartments, each of which has a small carved mother of pearl button handle for opening. Several online sources identify this object as a tea caddy. Box itself has an unadorned tortoise shell pagoda-form top hinged with a small unmonogrammed metal plate and silver filets in one front to back seam. Back and sides of the box are plain tortoise shell on wood. Front of box, also tortoise shell on wood, is inlaid with mother of pearl floral and vining leaves designs. Ivory buttons serving as feet for the box are at each of the flared four corners and held in place with metal screws. There is a keyhole with smal

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Desk, Slant-top -

Composed of a basewood of oak with marquetry inlay and veneering, this slant top desk with six drawers below the opening of the slant front, is adorned with inlays in the design of floral plumes, urns, and opened blossoms. The top and bottom segments of the desk, which can be separated, together sit on bracket feet. On the interior under the slant are eight drawers with four open, tiered compartments and four sliding trays disguised as moldings. Two vertically-oriented secret compartments are hidden behind encased pilasters. The top of the desk is now covered with protective Perspex and a tattered piece of silk damask fabric. it is unknown if the fabric is from the Collection but it is though

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Chair, Desk -

This desk chair or open-sided armchair is wood with marquetry inlay. There is a serpentine form silk fabric seat cushion covered in dull gold fabric embroidered in a tone-on-tone floral pattern. The back of the chair is a carved single slat which creates identical negative spaces on either side. Inlay designs on the central back splat are of birds, patterned flowers, urns, and a mermaid-figure caryatid. The chair's front legs sit on claw and ball feet. The front legs are incised with a leaf-like veining. This piece of furniture is included in the Blithewold wooden album (circa 1915) in the following description:"Arm chair, also chair for dressing table of mahogany with inlay work. Eighte

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Chest Of Drawers -

Wood veneer chest of drawers with attached oval mirror. Empire in style, this object has three large bottom drawers with two drawers spanning the recessed top range. Brass drawer pulls are Neoclassical. Marquetry veneer is decorated with tulips, bell flowers, and sunflower motifs. There is a running arrow frieze across the front of the piece. Oval mirror is attached to side arms with large decorative brass screws. This piece of furniture is included in the Blithewold wooden album (circa 1915) in the following description:"Twin beds, highboy, dressing table, couch, bureau, desk, storied [?] table and cheval glass. Dutch eighteenth century. Mahogany with inlay of foliated designs in color

Image of Bowl -

Bowl -

Large decorative bowl, cloissone type, red with white and green blossoms similar to dogwood. located on top of sideboard 1976.1.1225

Image of Painting - 1922

Painting - 1922

Oil sketch, titled "Lotus." Woodland setting, with tall white flowers in the foreground. Various shades of green, some red, pink, gray, white flowers. Frame is wood, painted black in outer border, with a filigree-type design, painted in gold. Paper backing. Estelle Clements owned this painting.

Image of Vase -

Vase -

This is a metal holder with four uneven shaped vertical leaves on a square base with four upturned flower petals set on curvilinear feet. It holds a simple glass which may not be original to the holder.

Image of Vase -

Vase -

This is the glass insert to a metal holder with four uneven shaped vertical leaves on a square base with four upturned flower petals set on curvilinear feet. It may not be original to the holder.

Image of Painting - 1950s-1970s

Painting - 1950s-1970s

The painting is of a red rose, a white rose and a rosebud in a cobalt blue vase. Colors are blue, green, white and red . As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years old. Marjorie's love of painting blossomed in her late 60's after her husband, George Lyon, died.

Image of Painting - 1950s-1970s

Painting - 1950s-1970s

The painting is a still life of large white leaves in a black vase. Surrounding the vase are red and white flowers and a pear or gourd. Colors are white, red, black, green and brown. As a child Marjorie took painting lessons one summer with Mrs. Lulu Pratt, and another with Hannah Drury, both of Bristol. One of her earliest watercolors was done in 1897 when she was 13. Another watercolor dates to around 1900 when she was 16 years old. Marjorie's love of painting blossomed in her late 60's after her husband, George Lyon, died.