Abundant Harvest

Abundant Harvest

Selections from the Gail-Oxford Collection of American Decorative Arts at The Huntington

Foreword by Catherine Hess

Introduction by Harold B. Nelson

Early American decorative arts are showcased in The Huntington’s Gail-Oxford Collection, which features paintings, sculpture, furniture, clocks, ceramics, metalwork, and textiles produced between the mid-17th century and the early 20th century. These objects were collected by Thomas Oxford and Victor Gail and bequeathed to The Huntington in 2016.

Abundant Harvest presents an overview of this notable collection, highlighting 64 of the most significant objects. These include a brass lantern clock from 1650, two 17th-century needlework designs, a high chest of drawers from 1710, and a 1752 portrait by John Wollaston, an itinerant painter who worked in the North American colonies.

      • 144 pages
      • 97 color illustrations
      • 7.5"w x 9"h
      • paperbound with flaps; ISBN 978-0-9996522-2-0; $19.95
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