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Drayton Hall COllections Pier Table Charleston SC
Collections, Preservation, Sarah Stroud Clarke

The Drayton Pier Table pre-conservation. Images courtesy and copyright National trust for Historic Preservation. Opening the Gates Gallery at Drayton Hall provided the opportunity to conserve many objects in the…

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Drayton Hall Decorative Arts collection do not reproduce
Collections

  In honor of Valentine’s Day, a reminder that there are many wonderful love stories which occurred at Drayton Hall in seven generations. This year we choose to share a…

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must visit charleston sc museum planation
Collections, Conservation, Preservation, Sally Reahard Visitor Center

This fall, Drayton Hall welcomed back two must-see Charleston museum gallery objects to the new Gates Gallery at Drayton Hall.  Widely considered the most important pieces of decorative arts furnishings…

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Collections

This month’s Drayton Hall Collections artifact highlight is in the current exhibit, An Agreeable Prospect in the new Gates Gallery. This large Chinese-export porcelain dish holds a central place among decorative items dating…

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2018 charleston gift for him her
Archaeology, Architecture, Collections, The Shop at Drayton Hall

The new Shop at Drayton Hall has become a favorite place to buy gifts for history buffs, historians, and hosts and hostesses. In our new Online Shop, you’ll find beautifully…

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Archaeology, Architecture, Collections, Conservation, New Facilities

Small metal objects are usually the most difficult artifacts to identify in our archaeological collection. It often takes some super sleuthing and a lot of research to figure out the…

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