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Folk Art

Depicting Early American Crafts and Material Culture

Many objects in the collections, especially some furniture pieces and the engraved powder horns, can also be classified as folk art.

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CHEST

Hadley or Hatfield, Massachusetts, 1715-1720. Wood: red maple, beech, chestnut, red oak, white pine, basswood, cherry, sugar maple, pine, sycamore; paint. Gift of Dr. Ogden B. Carter, Jr. 96.036.

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SAMPLER

By Marietta Stebbins (1791-1820). Franklin County, Massachusetts, 1801. Textile: polychrome silk floss; unbleached plain weave linen. 86.086.