11 Results for tag "Decorative Art"
What Not to Miss in New Exhibition, “A Gift to the Nation”
Joseph and June Hennage’s approach to collecting antiques began with “buying with your heart,” as June Hennage described it. They studied objects for their authenticity, history, and condition and often purchased items as gifts to one another.Now, a portion of their gift of 400 objects to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation …
What are the Decorative Arts?
Decorative Art represents everything that surrounds us—Discover an array of ancient objects, ornaments and more to learn about their use in the past.
Completing the Ensemble
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s collections include garments for men, women, and children dating mainly from ca. 1725 to 1840. Costumes in the Art Museums are typically displayed with appropriate undergarments, wigs, and accessories to provide guests as much historical context as possible. When an ensemble cannot be completed with original …
A Southern Loyalist’s silver belt plate of the Revolutionary War
Take a look at the only known piece of Southern-made military silver belt of the Revolutionary War. Learn what the belt plates meant to the Loyalist Officers.
Mapping Colonial South Carolina and Georgia
Take a look at the hand-painted map of South Carolina and a part of Georgia from the American Revolution era. Learn about the story behind the map.
The Right Stuff! A Black Worsted Wool Gown
Take a look at this worsted wool damask gown from the 1780s worn for mourning. Learn about the story behind the dress and the garment industry of that era.
Historical Portrait of George Washington
Take in the sight of this iconic portrait of George Washington at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Read on to learn about the story behind the painting.
A Well-traveled Teapot Returns to Williamsburg
Uncover the history behind beautiful objects in masterfully curated exhibitions in our series “Amazing Stories. Beautifully Told.”
Miniature Menagerie: A German Toy in America
Step into the world of German toys in America in the 19th century. Read about the toy menagerie to discover its story and the depiction of a different era.
“By His Hand”
This 1800s neoclassical sideboard showcases Johnathan Moss's considerable skills as a cabinetmaker. Learn more about his exquisite woodworking and artistry.
A Plenty-full Table
Today we’re featuring a centerpiece, which you can see in the exhibition “British Masterworks: Ninety Years of Collecting at Colonial Williamsburg” currently on view in the Miodrag and Elizabeth Ridgely Blagojevich Gallery at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and home to …