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Woodlands near Phila.a

Pattern Category: Places

Series: Spread Eagle Border

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Length: 17 inches


The pattern is exhibited here on an earthenware platter.  The View is of  The Woodlands Estate of William Hamilton, Esq.  It is also known on other dinner and dessert ware shapes. 

From its significant beginnings around 1770—which included what was likely the first monumental portico in Philadelphia—to its neoclassical reconstruction between 1786 and 1789,  William Hamilton’s (1745−1813) house at The Woodlands in Philadelphia stands as one of the greatest American domestic achievements of the eighteenth-century.