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Silver and Metalware

The Henry Needham Flynt Silver and Metalware Collection

This world-famous collection reflects Historic Deerfield founder Henry Flynt’s interest in early American silver. The core collection of 92 pieces of American silver purchased in England by the Flynts in 1954 has grown to more than 4,000 pieces of American and English silver in a variety of forms. The communion silver of the First Church of Deerfield, the First Churches of Northampton, and the First Church of Sunderland, Massachusetts, are also on display. The building features a silversmith’s workshop with many traditional tools, and a room devoted to pewter and other metalwares made and used in early America.


By Jeremiah Dummer (1645-1718). Boston, Massachusetts, 1700. Silver. Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Williams Hartigan. 59.088.


By Samuel Pierce (1767-1840). Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1795-1810. Pewter. Gift of John and Helen Radavich, 2016.38.4-.9