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Arts of North America

Art created in North America includes objects made by native cultures of the present-day United States and Canada; paintings and decorative arts produced during colonial times; 18th- and 19th-century masterpieces; and the work of contemporary artists and photographers.

 
Flask
Sterling silver, base metal
1888
TIFFANY & CO.
Cigar Humidor
Sterling silver
1925
WILLIAM MORRIS
Rhyton Vessel
Blown glass
1997
GEORGE NAKASHIMA
Conoid Coffee Table
Black walnut
1960
WENDELL CASTLE
Lectern
Oak
1975
TOOTS ZYNSKY
Acquamare Chaos
Fused and thermo-formed glass threads
1997
Ansel Adams
Cottonwood Trunks, Yosemite Valley, California
Gelatin silver print
1932
ARSHILE GORKY
Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia
Oil on canvas mounted onto panel
c. 1933–34
Great Chair
White oak
1640–85
John Coney
Tankard
Silver
1695–1711
High Chest
Black walnut and burled walnut veneer, soft maple, aspen, and eastern white pine
1700–1725
Attributed to the shop of John Townsend
Bureau Table
Mahogany, brass, chestnut, yellow poplar
c. 1770, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island
High Chest of Drawers
Mahogany, Atlantic white cedar, southern yellow pine, yellow poplar
1760–1800
Desk-and-Bookcase
Mahogany; eastern white pine
1780–1800
Armchair
Ash; painted and gilded, composition decoration; with original linen and horsehair foundation; gilded brass tacks; and modern silk cover
1785–1815
Attributed to the Shop of John and Thomas Seymour
Tambour Desk
Mahogany, inlay, enameled brass, eastern white pine, and red oak
1794–1810
BENJAMIN HENRY LATROBE, GEORGE BRIDPORT
Pair of Side Chairs
Gessoed, painted and gilded yellow poplar, oak, maple, and eastern white pine with cane
1808
Joanna Maxwell
Sampler
Silk on linen
1793
Slab Table
Mahogany, secondary woods, and marble
1760–1800
Tea Table
Mahogany; no secondary woods intact
1740–90