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A Rich and Varied Culture, Distinguished Speakers Series

As part of the Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series, Ronald L. Hurst gave a presentation entitled A Rich and Varied Culture: the Material World of the Early South on September 18, 2014. Already seven months…

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A Rich and Varied Culture, Collections, Event

One of four Delft tiles from the Drayton Hall Collection that are on display at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in the new exhibit, A Rich and Varied Culture:…

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A Rich and Varied Culture, Collections, Event

This rare, English-made desk and bookcase (c. 1745) is the most significant piece of furniture in Drayton Hall’s collection. Described by Ronald L. Hurst, Vice President, Collections, Conservation, and Museums…

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A Rich and Varied Culture, Event

This decorative stair bracket is mahogany with vermillion translucent paint. Intricately carved with squash blossom, bell flower and acorn details, it became detached from the main staircase where all but…

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A Rich and Varied Culture, Collections, Conservation, Event, Research

One of two significant pieces of British furniture placed on loan to Colonial Williamsburg for the new exhibit A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South (officially…

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A Rich and Varied Culture, Collections, Event, Preservation

This column base has resided in the basement of Drayton Hall since at least 1875, when the pile of limestone columns on which it rested was mentioned in a Harper’s…

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