Collection Items in The Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room

A Glimpse of the Capitol at Washington
A Glimpse of the Capitol at Washington

This image of a grand if as yet somewhat disproportionate Capitol Building, with few near neighbors of consequence and many acres of pasture, is an authentic record. ...

Armchair
Armchair

Made for the Loockerman family of Dover, Delaware, these seven matched chairs constitute one of the largest and most elaborate sets of American Chippendale-style chairs to have survived intact. ...

Henry Clay
Henry Clay

This portrait of Henry Clay (1777–1852) deserves an honored place among portraits of American statesmen and politicians for its exceptional quality. ...

Chippendale Mahogany Camel-Back Sofa
Chippendale Mahogany Camel-Back Sofa

Sofas with the arched back, serpentine front seat rail, and outward-scrolling arms of this imposing example have survived in greater numbers from Philadelphia than from any other American city. ...

View of Boston Harbor
View of Boston Harbor

Fitz Hugh Lane produced a significant group of paintings of Boston harbor in the early 1850s, and they mark his attainment of full artistic maturity. ...

Pair of Andirons
Pair of Andirons

This pair of andirons is distinguished by its fine proportions and distinctive decorative details. ...

Card Table
Card Table

In 1973, Morrison H. Heckscher of the Metropolitan Museum of Art published an in-depth study of the design and construction of New York rococo style card tables. ...

Lighthouse Clock
Lighthouse Clock

Simon Willard was an inventive clockmaker, well known for his patented designs featuring a variety of technological innovations. ...

Plates with the Arms of Ignatius Sargent of Gloucester, Massachusetts
Plates with the Arms of Ignatius Sargent of Gloucester, Massachusetts

Services of Chinese export porcelain personalized simply by the addition of initials or monograms in shields, medallions, or borders were relatively common in the early American market. ...

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

“I have a great desire to exert my abilities in this portrait,” wrote Peale while preparing to paint the Secretary of State. ...

Clock
Clock

This magnificent William Claggett clock is one of four Newport tall-case clocks that feature this unusual and commanding double cornice and extraordinary brass dial. ...