The crest over the Yacht Club entry
ARCHITECTURE- McKIMM MEAD & WHITE
Also known as an architect of the Shingle Style
These "cottages" were a nod to simpler living. Stripped of fussy details of Victoriana they were rarely winterized as they were only used during the warm summer months.
Stanford White was shot to death at Madison Square Garden , a building of his own
design, by millionaire Harry Thaw, husband of actress Evelyn Nesbitf. White was
known to have an 'unusual' attraction for young girls who would swing for him in
his studio on a red velvet swing.
He had a relationship with Evelyn Nesbit when she was only sixteen.
Harry's murder trial was the scandal of the early 20th century.
Annisquam Light House- Cape Ann Massachusetts
My personal design and living style was strongly influenced when I visited one of these shingled "cottages" on Cape Ann north of Boston. The view from the upstairs windows overlooked the old lighthouse. It was furnished with family antiques worn to a beautiful patina and threadbare Persian rugs tossed casually on simple wood floors. Canton china and silver sailing trophies lived side by side with a beaten up old lobster pots.
The Clipper Ship REVERE
Ships like The Revere sailed from Boston to China, their hulls full of lumber and other commodities to sell in the far east. On the return journey Canton china was loaded on board as balast. Today the beautiful blue and white pieces are prized and collectible.
A Shrimp Dish
specifically for serving shrimp
George Washington's favorite
An oversized soup tureen
In the 1890's the US government began requiring that all imports be stamped with the country of origin.
MADE IN CHINA
does not appear on the bottom of authentic Cantonware making it easier to date.
All production stopped between 1839-1860 because of the Opium Wars so it's likely that most Cantonware came to the US before 1840.
INTERIOR DESIGN RELA GLEASON
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST - NOVEMBER 2011
PHOTOGRAPHY ROGER DAVIES
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