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The Washington Collection: Wall Brackets

The Washington Collection: Wall Brackets

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Tudor Place Foundation Inc.

The Washington Collection: Wall Brackets

George Washington purchased these wall brackets from English immigrant carver and gilder James B. Reynolds, gilder and carver, on May 16, 1791. The underside of each shelf is carved to mimic a scalloped shell supported by a spine of rococo curves and rosettes. Thomas and Martha Peter purchased them from an 1802 estate sale. They are part of the collection at Tudor Place. Tudor Place was the Washington, D.C., home of Thomas and Martha Custis Peter. Martha Custis Peter was First Lady Martha Washington's granddaughter.

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