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The Works of Charles Dickens Volume II, Collier's Unabridged Edition, New York, P.F. Collier Publisher 1880

Dictionary by William Smith. This is a teacher's edition that was revised and edited by F.N. and M.A. Pelpubey.

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Work table.jpg
Made in the empire style of furniture. Solid mahogany and veneer. Has two drawers with non original brass knobs.

A recreation of a period carpet. Few floor coverings survive. from the 1860s


side chair 2.jpg
An upholstered side chair in the french directoire style. Curved black stiles extend from crest rail to front seat rail. They are not connected to saber style back legs. Turned front legs. The crest rail is carved with gadrooning and the termini of…

spill pot.jpg
This pair of painted ceramic pots sits on the mantel. Each pot has four painted sections divided by gold trim. Homeowners would tightly roll pieces of newspapers and store them in the spill pots. They would light the paper rolls in the hearth fire…


Rocking chair.jpg
A mid-19th century rocking chair, sometimes referred to as a Lincoln rocker because Abraham Lincoln was photographed in one.

Pic nic of 4 july.jpg
By Lilly Martin Spencer. the leading American woman artist in the 1840s-1870s. ( ( It hangs over the melodeon). Pic Nic was completed in 1858. The print hanging at Cherry Hill was published by New York Engraving . Printing and Publishing Co. in …

bird cage.jpg
c. 1850. Mahogany and brass with some inlay. It came from Annapolis area.

Astral Lamp.jpg
Fuel for lamps like these was refined whale oil. This lamp was most popular in the United States in the 1830s and 1840s. Our lamps here are old reproductions that have no place for whale oil.
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