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AUGUST 2019

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ROLLING PINS

Colonial cooks made or made do with rolling pins in a surprising array of lengths, materials, even colors. Inexpensive and easy to find, vintage rolling pins add a primitive touch to a period kitchen.

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THE EAGLE AS AMERICA

After Congress put the native North American bald eagle on the Great Seal of the United States, artists adopted the keen-eyed raptor as a decorative motif on nearly every type of object found in federal society, expressing the maker’s and owner’s pride in their new nation.

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HOOKED ON THE 1700S

Like many early antiques collectors, Bruce and Barbara McRitchie started buying oak furniture before being introduced to formal English and American objects from the 18th Century. In taking the time to educate themselves before buying, they assembled a prime collection of early imported ceramics that fill their home in Williamsburg.

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DISTILLING IN THE 17TH CENTURY

Seeking a safe beverage with a happy side benefit, settlers slaked their thirst with a variety of alcoholic beverages. Even a century before the Revolution, some enterprising American elevated the distilling of spirits into commercial enterprises, supplying their own households and those of their neighbors.

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TOP HERITAGE ARTISANS

Our 34th annual Directory recognizes today’s best traditional artisans—old masters and talented newcomers—and the handcrafted objects they create to complement museums and period homes.

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PRESERVING STATEN ISLAND’S SPECIAL SETTLEMENT

Historic Richmond Town, once the seat of government for New York’s Staten Island, encompasses 100 acres and 400 years of history, interpreting the international mix of cultures—including people of Dutch, Huguenot (French), English, and African heritage—who first settled there in the 17th Century.

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ARTISANS IN THE MUSEUM

We photographed this year’s museum-quality work by heritage artisans at Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island, New York. These artisans—working in cotton and wool, glass and leather, iron and pewter, paper and paint, carved and joined wood—have created objects that perpetuate the handcraftsmanship of our founders, objects that will endure as the antiques of tomorrow.

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2019 DIRECTORY LISTING

We list the artisans selected for this year’s Directory, with contact information and descriptions of their work, so you can re-create the style of America’s past in your home.

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FROM THE EDITOR

Museum Masterpieces

Jeanmarie Andrews

PEOPLE

History’s Gardener

PLACES

400 Years of Maritime History

EVENTS

Laura Amick

STYLE

Hands

Tess Rosch

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