Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture: Image and Text Collections
To access or cite this collection:http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/DLDecArts
About the Image Collection
The image collection portion of this site provides searchable access to objects of significance to researchers of decorative arts and material culture.
More information about the collections
Chipstone Collections (furniture, ceramics, and prints)
The Chipstone Foundation was created in part to interpret the decorative arts collections of Stanley and Polly Stone. Over 100 works of Early American furniture, more than 270 ceramic objects, and 135 prints dating from the 17th to early 19th century, belonging to the Chipstone Foundation, are now represented in this database. Over 1,250 images (full views and selected details) have been digitized, based primarily on original photography shot for Chipstone by New York photographer Gavin Ashworth.
Chipstone collection information is in process of being updated. Ceramics entries are being expanded to contain full catalogue information written by Leslie B. Grigsby, Curator of Ceramics and Glass at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware, and Richard Miller, former Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum at Colonial Williamsburg. Eventually, all the Chipstone ceramics and furniture will contain thorough catalogue information written by experts in the field.
Note that virtual exhibits containing some of the Chipstone Collections are also available on their website at www.chipstone.org.
Longridge Collection (ceramics)
The Longridge Ceramics Collection has been called "the finest private collection of British delft and slipware in the world." Over 500 ceramic objects are presented here, with photographs of full views and selected details, accompanied by short descriptive entries. In addition, each entry has a link to fuller information contained in "The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware," a 2-volume print catalogue written by Leslie B. Grigsby, with contributions by Michael Archer, Margaret Macfarlane, and Jonathan Horne (London: Jonathan Horne Publications, copyright 2000).
Full text of the catalogue, including timelines, introductory essays, bibliography, and complete scholarly documentation of the objects, is available online at
Hint: The "Chipstone Accession No." or "Longridge No." link in the Is Part Of field may be used to retrieve all images associated with that object.