Collections Search Results
- Viewing All Results
- Results from American Art
- Results from Historic House
- Results from Estate Archives
- Results from Online Galleries
This walnut Jacobean open-arm chair with upholstered seat and back has squared and curved front legs ending in hoof feet with gadrooned collars. The front knees are carved with bellflowers flanked by foliate carving ending in rosettes. The back cabriole legs end in plain pad feet. The s-curved open arms end in flat scrolls with plain supports that curve slightly forward.
A gilded metal rectangular holder for a box of wooden matches has a repoussé satyr mask on each of the two solid sides. (Repoussé is a metal-working technique in which low-relief ornament is achieved by careful hammering from behind.) The two short sides are open to allow access to the strikers on a match box. The holder is supported above the center of a square ash tray on a short brass baluster-shaped standard ornamented with acanthus leaves.
Winslow Homer is revered today both for the powerful and dramatic images he created as well as for his enormous technical skill in watercolor and oil. But it was another medium, engraving, in which the artist first revealed his talents.
South facade with side view of porte cochere. Includes two automobiles with man standing beside car in distance and unidentified child at front entrance.