Call for Antique Objects for Historic Huguenot Street’s Abraham Hasbrouck House
NEW PALTZ, NY (December 12, 2018) – The Hasbrouck Family Association is seeking to purchase particular antique objects for the reinstallation of the Abraham Hasbrouck House, a colonial-era house museum owned and administered by Historic Huguenot Street, huguenotstreet.org. The aim of the reinstallation project, funded by the Hasbrouck Family Association, is to give greater historical accuracy to the interiors of this important Hudson Valley stone house restored to the period 1760 to 1775. The project is based on a furnishing plan for the structure which incorporates information from historical records, archeological findings, and artifacts with histories of use in colonial Ulster County.
Of most interest are antique furnishings and tools known to have been made in Ulster County or in the Hudson Valley as well as objects made elsewhere but imported for use in Ulster County homes during the colonial era. Objects should be in museum-quality condition with no major replacement, date before 1775, and be suitable for display in historic-house room settings.
Examples of the specific types of objects sought include a set of fiddleback chairs made in New York City or the Hudson Valley, or a set of banisterback chairs made in the Boston area or New York City, lift-top chests on feet, a cupboard, a table with rectangular top, a hanging spoon rack, and English earthenware tea service items with a black glaze often referred to as Jackfield-type.
If you have an antique object you think could be of interest, please contact Project Consultant Kate Johnson at Kate@HistoryConsulting.com or 518.729.1954.
About Historic Huguenot Street
A National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit that encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres comprising the heart of the original 1678 New Paltz settlement, including seven stone houses dating to the early eighteenth century. Historic Huguenot Street was founded in 1894 as the Huguenot Patriotic, Historical, and Monumental Society to preserve the nationally acclaimed collection of stone houses. Since then, Historic Huguenot Street has grown into an innovative museum, chartered as an educational corporation by the University of the State of New York Department of Education that is dedicated to protecting our historic buildings, preserving an important collection of artifacts and manuscripts, and promoting the stories of the Huguenot Street families from the seventeenth century to today.
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