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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This upright walnut cabinet made in the William & Mary style features narrow shelves to hold boxes containing music rolls for the Aeolian organ. The board top features a dentilated molding that overhangs the edge above a rail with a frieze of carved rosettes connected to the sides which display on the front a mask at the top of each with pendant fruit carved in the Mannerist style. The bottom rail is a carved series of lambrequins.

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Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 12 June 1980
Classification: Documents

Nancy Elizabeth Lybrook Wyeth (1909-2002), referred to as Lib, was grandniece to Richard Joshua Reynolds and was the third child of David Johnson Lybrook (1879-1948) and China Miriam Piper (1887-1982). Wyeth was interviewed by Lu Ann Jones and Patty Dilley on July 14, 1980, as part of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art Oral History Project.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1922
Classification: Photographs

Nancy Reynolds in outdoor swimming pool with float board.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1920
Artist/Maker: Boris Bernhard Gordon
Classification: Paintings

This portrait by Boris Gordon depicts Nancy Jane Cox Reynolds (1825–1903), the mother of tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds. [1] Against a plain brown backdrop, she wears an austere black dress, white lacy collar, and decorative brooch. Her expression is serious and unsmiling. Her hair is parted in the middle and arranged in a bun on the top of her head. Her hair and clothes appear to date to the late nineteenth century rather than the twentieth, when Gordon painted this work.