Preservation Long Island’s curatorial intern closely examines its important collection of early nineteenth-century woven coverlets.
Tag: Decorative Arts
Edward Lange’s “Huntington Brown Brothers Huntington Pottery” just returned from conservation! Learn about the treatment and history of this important painting of one of Long Island’s oldest and largest potteries.
Preservation Long Island is proud to be the steward of a robust collection of decorative arts and material culture that reveal life on Long Island long ago. Guest blogger and volunteer, Gary Hammond, explores the history behind one intriguing object in our collection.
The latest addition to Preservation Long Island’s outstanding collection of regional decorative arts is a rare Queen-Anne-style cherrywood tall-case clock made in eastern Queens County (now Nassau) around 1785 by Quaker craftsman and preacher, Willet Hicks (1765–1845).
Join Preservation Long Island for a special book release event at Christie’s New York.
Available for purchase now, this new book based on original research by decorative arts specialist Dean Failey, explores the life and work of Elias Pelletreau (1726-1810), Long Island’s leading early American silversmith.