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Escutcheon

Medium:
brass
Type:
metalwork
Decorative Arts
Escutcheon
Made in:
USA
Date:
ca. 1880
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. William H. Bliss
Accession Number:
1912-4-28-a
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1912-4-28-a

Exhibition Records, 1970-2012

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Moran, Thomas 1837-1926  Search this
Renwick Gallery Grand Salon  Search this
United States Department of the Interior  Search this
Design Is . . . (Exhibition) (1973-1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Glass of Frederick Carder (Exhibition) (1972-1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Sculpture of Franz Barwig (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Brazilian Baroque: Decorative and Religious Objects of the 17th and 18th Centuries (Exhibition) (1972-1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Objects for Preparing Food (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Coverlets (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Paintings from Pakistan (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Santos: Popular Forms of Faith in Latin America (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
200 Years of Royal Copenhagen Porcelain (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Goldsmith: Jewelry and Other Objects by Contemporary Artist-Craftsmen of North America (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Pueblo Pottery: Zuni and Acoma Designs from the Smithsonian Collections (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Man Made Mobile: The Western Saddle (Exhibition) (1974-1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Designs of Raymond Loewy (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Four Continents (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Architecture: Photos by Frank Roos (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Selections from the Index of American Design (Exhibition) (1972-1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Jack Lenor Larsen Retrospective (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Avant-Garde in Theatre and Art: French Playbills of the 1890s (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Harmonious Craft: American Musical Instruments (Exhibition) (1978-1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Form and Fire: Natzler Ceramics, 1939-1972 (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Arts and Crafts Movement in America, 1876-1916 (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Glass Now (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Shaker: Furniture and Objects from the Faith and Edward Deming Andrews Collections Commemorating the Bicentenary of the American Shakers (Exhibition) (1973-1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Nigerian Art: Craftsmen from Oshogbo (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Woodenworks: Furniture Objects by Five Contemporary Craftsmen (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Boxes and Bowls: Decorated Containers by Nineteenth Century Haida, Tlinget, Bella Bella, and Tsimshian Indian Artists (Exhibition) (1973-1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scandinavian Modern: 1880-1980 (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Georg Jensen, Silversmithy: 77 Artists, 75 Years (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Clay for Walls: Surface Reliefs by American Artists (Exhibition) (1983-1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Swedish Touch (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
A Modern Consciousness: D. J. DePree and Florence Knoll (Exhibition) (1975: Washington D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Textile Art from Austria (Exhibition) (1974-1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Paintings from India (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Craft Multiples (Exhibition) (1975-1976: Washington D.C.)  Search this
Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual (Exhibition) (1982-1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Signs of Life: Symbols in the American City (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Americas: The Decorative Arts in Latin America in the Era of the Revolution (Exhibition) (1976-1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Figure and Fantasy (Exhibition) (1974-1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Murals in the Round: Painted Tipis of the Kiowa and Kiowa-Apache Indians (Exhibition) (1977-1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers (Exhibition) (1985-1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Art Deco (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Exhibition catalogs
Brochures
Newspapers
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Date:
1970
1970-2012
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Special events  Search this
Loans  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-047
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2028; Transferring office; 7/12/2010 memorandum, Toda to Robinson; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1970-2012 [Renwick Gallery]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_399122

Milwaukee -- Pickerel Run

Provenance:
Green Tree Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pickerel Run (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee County -- Milwaukee
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, site plans, and narrative description.
General:
The decorative arts and architecture from 17th century New England served as inspiration for this garden. The site for the garden was prepared in fall of 1981 and built in spring 1982. The layout of the raised geometric beds, gravel paths, and picket fence was modeled after early Colonial designs. The central beds are devoted to herbs. The outer beds hold perennial flowers, similar to those of Colonial New England. By contrast, the garden beds around the house are filled with native plants. A knot garden of green velvet boxwood, inspired by an inlay design on an early 18th century Pennsylvania chest, was added to the kitchen terrace. The beds adjacent to the knot garden, composted only of green and white white, service as a "restful haven under the shade of the the surrounding giant oak trees."
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Aimee Scott Sheets (horticulturist, 2001-?).
Related Materials:
Pickerel Run related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Herb gardens  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI037
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11677

Larry Zim World's Fair Collection

Collector:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.  Search this
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987  Search this
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Appalachian Exposition. (Knoxville, Tennessee: 1911)  Search this
Art and Techniques Exposition (Paris, France: 1937)  Search this
British Empire Exhibition (London, England : 1924-1925)  Search this
British Empire Exposition (Glasgow, Scotland: 1938)  Search this
Bronx International Exposition (New York, New York: 1917-1918)  Search this
Brussels International (1910 )  Search this
California Midwinter International Exposition (1894 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
California-Pacific International Exposition (San Diego, California: 1935-1936)  Search this
Canadian National Exposition (1937)  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States (1888 : Cincinnati, Ohio)  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Chicago Autumn Festival (1899)  Search this
Cincinnati Industrial Exposition (1882 : Cincinnati, Ohio)  Search this
Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga)  Search this
Esposizione Internationale (1911 : Turin, Italy)  Search this
Esposizione Internationale D'Arte (Venice, Italy: 1910)  Search this
Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte (1895 : Venice, Italy)  Search this
Exhibition of Art Treasures (1857 : Manchester, England)  Search this
Exhibition, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association (1878 : Boston, Massachusetts)  Search this
Expo 67 (Montréal, Québec)  Search this
Exposicion Centro-Americana (1897 : Guatemala City, Guatemala)  Search this
Exposition Coloniale Internationale (Paris, France: 1931)  Search this
Exposition International (1894 : Lyons, France)  Search this
Exposition International Coloniale Maritime et d'Art Flammand (Antwerp, Belgium: 1930)  Search this
Exposition International de Liege (1930)  Search this
Exposition Internationale Maritime (1887 : Le Havre, France)  Search this
Exposition Nationale Belge (1880 : Belgium)  Search this
Exposition Universelle (1885 : Antwerp, Belgium)  Search this
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1855 : Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1878 : Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle de 1867 (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Fiera di Milano (1939)  Search this
Foreign Exhibition (1883 : Boston, Massachusetts)  Search this
Franco-British Exhibition (London, England: 1908)  Search this
Franklin Institute Exhibition (1874 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Gewerbe Austellung (1896 : Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Great Exhibition of 1851 (London, England)  Search this
Great Industrial Exhibition (1853 : Dublin, Ireland)  Search this
Great Lakes Exposition (Cleveland, Ohio: 1936-1937)  Search this
Hemisfair '68 (San Antonio, Texas: 1968)  Search this
Hudson-Fulton Celebration (1909)  Search this
Imperial International Exhibition (London, England: 1909)  Search this
International Exhibition (1897 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1862 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1871 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1872 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures (1865: Dublin, Ireland)  Search this
International Exposition (Barcelona, Spain: 1929-1930)  Search this
International Exposition (Brussels, Belgium: 1935)  Search this
International Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries (1925 : Paris, France)  Search this
International Exposition on the Environment (Spokane, Washington: 1974)  Search this
International Fire Exhibition 1903 : London, England)  Search this
International Marine Exhibition of Marine Hygiene and Exhibition of the Italian Glories (Genoa, Italy: 1914)  Search this
International Ocean Exposition (Okinawa, Japan: 1975)  Search this
Interstate and West Indian Exposition (Charleston, South Carolina: 1901-1902)  Search this
Italian Exposition (1904 : London, England)  Search this
Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia: 1907)  Search this
Japan World Exposition (Osaka, Japan: 1970)  Search this
Japan-British Exhibition (London, England: 1910)  Search this
Knoxville International Energy Exposition (1982)  Search this
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Ecuadorian Exposition (Quito, Ecuador: 1909)  Search this
National Export Exposition (1899 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Panama-California Exposition (1915 : San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915: San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Scottish National Exposition (Edinburgh, Scotland: 1908)  Search this
Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition (1926 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Sydney International Exhibition (Sydney, Australia: 1879)  Search this
Texas Centennial Central Exposition (Dallas, Texas: 1936)  Search this
Universal Exhibition (1873 : Vienna, Austria)  Search this
Western Pennsylvania Exposition (1915 : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.)  Search this
Extent:
46 Cubic feet (123 boxes and 148 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Postcards
Greeting cards
Stationery
Panoramas
Sheet music
Posters
Shopping bags
Photographs
Stereographs
Menus
Place:
Disneyland (California)
Date:
1841-1988
Scope and Contents:
Memorabilia of fairs and World's Fairs throughout history, both in the United States and abroad, including photographs, stereographs, panoramas and slides; printed materials; postcards; sheet music; philatelic material; stationery and greeting cards; menus and food service items; posters; shopping bags; motion picture films; and other items.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: World's Fair Materials, 1841-1988

Series 2: Reference and Miscellaneous Materials

Series 3: Larry Zim Materials

Series 4: Oversize Materials, 1909-1968
Biographical / Historical:
Larry Zim, whose actual name was Larry Zimmerman, was an industrial designer, a historian of World's Fairs who wrote extensively on the subject, and a collector of World's Fair memorabilia.
Provenance:
Collection by bequest of Larry Zim.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but two oversize folders are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Crystal Palace -- (New York, New York)  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Postcards
Greeting cards
Stationery
Panoramas
Sheet music -- 20th century
Posters
Shopping bags
Photographs -- 19th century
Sheet music -- 19th century
Stereographs
Menus
Citation:
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, 1841-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0519
See more items in:
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0519
Online Media:

Miami -- Vizcaya

Former owner:
Deering, James, 1859-1925)  Search this
Architect:
Hoffman, Francis Burrell, 1882-1980)  Search this
Landscape architect:
Suarez, Diego, 1888-1974  Search this
Sculptor:
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
5 Slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Postcards
Place:
Vizcaya estate (Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Miami-Dade County -- Miami
General:
The Vizcaya gardens span over ten acres surrounding the former winter home of the wealthy industrialist and patron of the arts, James Deering (1859-1925). The Vizcaya estate, located in the Coconut Grove area of Miami, was conceived of by Deering and artist and designer Paul Chalfin (1874-1959). Together they traveled extensively through Europe, particularly Italy, to inspire the design for Deering's South Florida retreat. Vizcaya which means "an elevated place" in Basque, was built in the years 1914 to 1916, and transformed a jungle tract of land into one of the most celebrated houses on the Eastern Seaboard. Diego Suarez (1888-1974), a Columbia-born landscape architect trained in Florence, Italy, was commissioned to create a modern, subtropical interpretation of classical, European Renaissance and Baroque landscape design suited to Miami's climate and terrain. Suarez' extensive knowledge of Italian gardens was combined with a consciousness of architectural design to create a setting for the house.

The garden scheme was divided into various terraces and areas, including a completely walled secret garden, a maze garden, theater garden, pergola garden, and the fountain garden, which features a fountain from the town square of Sutri, Italy. Plants were chosen for their ability to withstand south Florida's climate and pests and combined with native soil and plant materials in designs inspired by gardens seen by Deering and Chalfin on their tours of Italy and France. Varieties of bougainvillea, roses, water lilies, and jasmine were among the flowers found throughout the gardens, along with potted pines and podocarpus, some carefully trimmed in the art of topiary. The gardens were trimmed with hedges and trees and feature decorative walls, balustrades, urns, and sculpture. The areas were supplied with water through designed elements meant to compliment the garden such as pools, cascades, a frescoed grotto pool, fountains, and a system of canals, which invokes scenes on the waterways of Venice.

Unique among country estates, the gardens of Vizcaya integrated statues, busts, vases and urns that ranged from antiquity to the Renaissance and Baroque periods, as well as modern art from Deering's time into the lush vegetation. As the artistic advisor of the property, Paul Chalfin, acquired artifacts as decoration rather than to create a collection. Garden artworks ranged from antique elements to new sculptural decorations by contemporary artists. The gardens also featured several structures including a Baroque casino (garden house), decorative bridges, a large boathouse with a rooftop garden, and a domed garden house called the Casba. The most celebrated outdoor feature was the Barge by artist Alexander Stirling Calder (1870–1945), located in the water in front of the house. In addition to the house and gardens, the grounds also housed a swimming pool and tennis courts. Over two-thirds of the estate, originally 180 acres of subtropical forest along the shores of Biscayne Bay, remains in its natural state. The untouched hammock, shoreline, and pineland serves as a background for the more formal main gardens and along the drive up to the house. The Vizcaya property was surrounded by a wall with decorative paintings on stone and wrought-iron grills.

The house was designed to take advantage of its location on west shore of Biscayne Bay and each side of the house had a unique relationship with the surrounding grounds with loggias, terraces, arcades, and a partially enclosed swimming pool and, from some rooms, views of the gardens and bay. Architect F. Burrell Hoffman Jr. (1884-1980) was commissioned to design the house in the manner of an Italian Renaissance-style villa. Hoffman adapted traditional Mediterranean architectural elements to the subtropical climate in the palatial 70-room mansion. The beautifully planned interior was designed around an airy garden courtyard with a peripheral gallery, originally open to the sky, that was the heart and primary living space of the home. The house embraced modern conveniences and employed the latest technology of the period with an automated telephone switch board, a central vacuum-cleaning system, central heating, several elevators, generators and a water filtration system. The house also included a billiard room, bowling alley, and smoking room. The interiors were designed by the artistic advisor Paul Chalfin around objects acquired on Deering's travels in period rooms ranging in style from the Renaissance through the Neoclassical. The villa housed entire ceilings, mural paintings, chimney pieces, carved paneling, and doorways removed from foreign palaces along with rare rugs, tapestries, and antique furnishings. A working farm called the "Village" with eleven outbuildings was also located on the estate. These buildings were designed to look like an Italian village by Hoffman to compliment the architecture of the house. The Village included barns, stables, chicken houses, mechanical shops, housing for the staff, and the gate lodge making it nearly self-sufficient. A pumphouse provided water for the flower and vegetable gardens, groves for citrus, pineapple, and other fruits, greenhouses, and a large shade house for delicate plants grown at the Village to supply the mansion.

The estate, mansion, and its interiors were celebrated in magazines of the time. Deering occupied the house for four months each winter season beginning at Christmas in 1916.The whole complex was created for entertaining and recreation and Deering frequently invited family, visitors, and houseguests to the enjoy his estate. After Deering's death in 1925, the estate passed to his brother's children. Some of the acreage was sold off, and in 1952 Dade County purchased the remaining land and house. With donations of art and furniture from the family, the Vizcaya estate, became a decorative arts museum operated by Dade County Park and Recreation Department. The property, including the house, gardens, hammock forest, and Vizcaya Village, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994.

Other notable artists who contributed to the house and grounds were: Alexander Stirling Calder (1870-1945), Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935), Robert Chanler (1872-1930), Charles Gary Rumsey (1879-1922), Ettore Pellagatta (1881-1966), Paul Thevenez (1891-1921), and Samuel Yellin (1885-1940).

Persons associated include: James Deering (former owner), F. Burrall Hoffman, Jr. (architect), Paul Chalfin (architect of interiors), Diego Suarez (landscape architect), and Alexander Stirling Calder (sculptor), and Metro Dade County Park & Recreation Department (owner).

National Register of Historic Places, Vizcaya, Miami, Dade County, Florida, National Register #70000181.
Postcards circa 1915-1930.
Varying Form:
Also known as Villa Vizcaya, Vizcaya Palace, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and the James Deering Estate.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Seaside gardening  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Mansions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File FL083
See more items in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mar-ref1329

Roslyn -- Roslyn Hall

Former owner:
Mortimer, Stanley  Search this
Garvan, Francis P. (Francis Patrick), 1875-1937  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Barrett, Nathan Franklin  Search this
Architect:
Lord, James Brown  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Roslyn Hall (Roslyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Roslyn
Date:
1930
Scope and Contents note:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of an article and other information.
Varying Form:
Garvan Estate
General note:
The first owner of Roslyn Hall (also known as the Garvan Estate) 101-acre estate was Stanley Mortimer, who had the Tudor style mansion built in 1891 by the architect James Brown Lord, and the garden designed by landscape architect Nathan Franklin Barrett. There were stone steps and gravel walkways with large plantings of evergreens and other trees and expanses of ground cover, tea gardens, and barns. An ornate wishing well stood in the center of the circular driveway in front of the house. The property was sold to Francis Patrick Garvan (1875-1937) in 1919, who hired Olmsted Associates landscape architects ca. 1930. Copper beech trees were planted by Olmsted Associates. Some of the original garden features remain, including stone arches and garden architecture, but the house, except the chapel, which was demolished in 1974 by developer Robert Praver who subdivided the property.
Francis P. Garvan (b.1875-1937) was a prominent New York attorney as well as the president of the Chemical Foundation of America. The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection (10, 00 items including art and decorative arts) are at Yale University. His correspondences concerning his collections are in the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art.
Nathan Franklin Barrett (b.1845-1919), who designed the first gardens for Stanley Mortimer, was one of the earliest landscape architects in the US, beginning his professional practice in the 1870s.
Persons associated with the garden include Stanley Mortimer (former owner, 1891-1919), Francis P. Garvan (former owner 1919-1937). The Garvan family (former owners, 1937-1974), Nathan Franklin Barrett (landscape architect, 1845-1919) and Olmsted Associates (landscape architects, ca. 1930s).
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 07995, Francis P. Garvan.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File NY159
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref10987

Oyster jar from the Thomas Downing oyster house

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Thomas Downing, American, 1791 - 1866  Search this
Medium:
glaze and cobalt oxide on ceramic with paint and cork (bark)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6 5/16 × 4 3/16 × 4 3/16 in. (16 × 10.7 × 10.7 cm)
Type:
jars
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca 1840
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2019.52
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5276f8068-e102-477a-a68d-36592e390510
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.52
Online Media:

White and pink pitcher and washbowl owned by members of the Ellis family

Created by:
S. Bridgwood & Son, English, 1805 - 1853  Search this
Medium:
porcelain and pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D (.1): 11 1/2 × 9 1/2 × 8 in. (29.2 × 24.1 × 20.3 cm)
H x W x D (.2): 5 1/8 × 15 1/8 × 15 1/8 in. (13 × 38.4 × 38.4 cm)
Type:
pitchers
washbowls
Place used:
Orange County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
late 19th-early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Families  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Clara Ellis Payne
Object number:
2012.42.9.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54a6be668-3791-444d-91d1-9c1477899690
EDAN-URL:
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For Women Only Hair Brush

Manufacturer:
Goody Products  Search this
Designer:
ECCO Design Inc.  Search this
Eric P. Chan, American, born China, 1952  Search this
Design Team member:
Jeff Miller, American, born 1968  Search this
Federico Carandini  Search this
Medium:
plastic (SAN)
Type:
costume & accessories
Decorative Arts
brush
Object Name:
brush
Manufactured in:
USA
Date:
1999
Credit Line:
Gift of ECCO Design Inc.
Accession Number:
2000-52-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright Notice:
© Eric Chan
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4aab329e2-3947-4af1-aa63-ad74f11a49fa
EDAN-URL:
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Bound Packet Computing Computer Prototype

Designer:
Gary Shigeru Natsume, born 1969  Search this
Maker:
Gary Shigeru Natsume, born 1969  Search this
Institution:
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
foam, acrylic, plastic (ABS), steel, aluminum, vinyl, automotive paint
Type:
models and prototypes
Decorative Arts
prototype
Object Name:
prototype
Made in:
USA
Date:
1997
Credit Line:
Gift of Gary Shigeru Natsume
Accession Number:
2001-8-1-a/j
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright Notice:
© Gary Shigeru Natsume
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Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq46a34ff37-1336-42bd-8379-f0d8f4690001
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2001-8-1-a_j
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Exhibition: A Perspective on Design, Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts

Artist:
Takaaki Matsumoto, Japanese, active USA, born 1954  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Date:
1993
Credit Line:
Gift of Unknown Donor
Accession Number:
1994-114-5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4ea653f84-898f-412f-9369-8ac21881e73a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1994-114-5

Stockpot with strainer from the Revere Ware Excel Line

Manufacturer:
Corning Vitro Coporation  Search this
Revere Copper and Brass Company, Established 1928  Search this
Designer:
ECCO Design Inc.  Search this
Eric P. Chan, American, born China, 1952  Search this
Richard Greger  Search this
Paul Thonis, American  Search this
Design Team member:
Jeff Miller, American, born 1968  Search this
Medium:
stainless steel, aluminum, plastic
Type:
metalwork
Decorative Arts
pot
Object Name:
pot
Designed in:
USA
Date:
1993
Credit Line:
Gift of ECCO Design, Inc.
Accession Number:
1995-130-1-a/c
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b5f22945-85aa-4f5e-9e9d-3d40cbed2619
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-130-1-a_c
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Revere Excel Cookware

Designer:
Eric P. Chan, American, born China, 1952  Search this
Jeff Miller, American, born 1968  Search this
Richard Greger  Search this
Paul Thonis, American  Search this
Firm:
ECCO Design Inc.  Search this
For:
Revere Copper and Brass Company, Established 1928  Search this
Company:
Corning Vitro Coporation  Search this
Medium:
Stainless steel, aluminum, plastic
Type:
metalwork
Decorative Arts
Sauce pan and lid
Object Name:
Sauce pan and lid
Place:
USA
Date:
1993
Credit Line:
Gift of ECCO Design, Inc.
Accession Number:
1995-130-2-a,b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq45b52c7ed-b666-4f94-a7ce-176902f28da9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-130-2-a_b
Online Media:

Revere Excel Cookware

Designer:
Eric P. Chan, American, born China, 1952  Search this
Jeff Miller, American, born 1968  Search this
Richard Greger  Search this
Paul Thonis, American  Search this
Firm:
ECCO Design Inc.  Search this
For:
Revere Copper and Brass Company, Established 1928  Search this
Company:
Corning Vitro Coporation  Search this
Medium:
Stainless steel, aluminum
Type:
metalwork
Decorative Arts
Saute pan
Object Name:
Saute pan
Place:
USA
Date:
1993
Credit Line:
Gift of ECCO Design, Inc.
Accession Number:
1995-130-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq46f462c82-da9d-4d58-8e0f-d2212ecdcf76
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-130-3
Online Media:

Formations Desk Accessories

Design Team member:
Eric P. Chan, American, born China, 1952  Search this
Jeff Miller, American, born 1968  Search this
Federico Carandini  Search this
Eyal Eliav  Search this
Firm:
ECCO Design Inc.  Search this
Manufacturer:
ATAPCO  Search this
Medium:
Plastic
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
Tray
Object Name:
Tray
Made in:
USA
Date:
1993
Credit Line:
Gift of Atapco Office Products Group
Accession Number:
1995-131-1-a,b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b5552423-4ef3-4bed-8c32-81c2156b85db
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-131-1-a_b

Formations

Firm:
ECCO Design Inc.  Search this
Design Team member:
Eric P. Chan, American, born China, 1952  Search this
Federico Carandini  Search this
Jeff Miller, American, born 1968  Search this
Eyal Eliav  Search this
Manufacturer:
ATAPCO  Search this
Medium:
Plastic
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
Tray
Object Name:
Tray
Made in:
USA
Date:
1993
Credit Line:
Gift of Atapco Office Products Group
Accession Number:
1995-131-2-a,b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4ff28c1a7-c22a-42bd-9825-41b3a67d2e8a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-131-2-a_b

Formations

Design Team member:
Eric P. Chan, American, born China, 1952  Search this
Federico Carandini  Search this
Jeff Miller, American, born 1968  Search this
Eyal Eliav  Search this
Firm:
ECCO Design Inc.  Search this
Manufacturer:
ATAPCO  Search this
Medium:
Plastic
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
Shelf and brackets
Object Name:
Shelf and brackets
Made in:
USA
Date:
1993
Credit Line:
Gift of Atapco Office Products Group
Accession Number:
1995-131-3-a/c
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4a65ac0d7-a408-4899-85e7-289b46f460c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-131-3-a_c
Online Media:

Formations

Design Team member:
Eric P. Chan, American, born China, 1952  Search this
Federico Carandini  Search this
Eyal Eliav  Search this
Jeff Miller, American, born 1968  Search this
Firm:
ECCO Design Inc.  Search this
Manufacturer:
ATAPCO  Search this
Medium:
Plastic
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
Tool organizer
Object Name:
Tool organizer
Made in:
USA
Date:
1993
Credit Line:
Gift of Atapco Office Products Group
Accession Number:
1995-131-4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq497352ff2-27d5-4223-bfc6-5ed693978bb7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-131-4

Formations

Design Team member:
Eric P. Chan, American, born China, 1952  Search this
Federico Carandini  Search this
Jeff Miller, American, born 1968  Search this
Eyal Eliav  Search this
Firm:
ECCO Design Inc.  Search this
Manufacturer:
ATAPCO  Search this
Medium:
plastic, paper
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
Card file
Object Name:
Card file
Made in:
USA
Date:
1993
Credit Line:
Gift of Atapco Office Products Group
Accession Number:
1995-131-5-a,b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4919f969d-bcec-42fb-be18-f73982b7bb2a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-131-5-a_b

Tape Dispenser from the Formations Desk Accessories Line

Manufacturer:
ATAPCO  Search this
Designer:
ECCO Design Inc.  Search this
Eric P. Chan, American, born China, 1952  Search this
Design Team member:
Federico Carandini  Search this
Jeff Miller, American, born 1968  Search this
Eyal Eliav  Search this
Medium:
plastic, metal, celophane (tape)
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
tape dispenser
Object Name:
tape dispenser
Made in:
USA
Date:
1993
Credit Line:
Gift of Atapco Office Products Group
Accession Number:
1995-131-6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq45dbc3f5b-1a35-402c-a3e0-f5a48f5c2aea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-131-6

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