125 Treasures: Tiffany & Co. Silver and Narwhal Tusk Dressing Table and Chair



  Viking Dressing Table and Chair Tiffany & Co. American Designed 1903; completed 1905 Sterling Silver and Narwhal Tusk Bequest of James and Sallie Dooley, 1925 Maymont Mansion Collection, 25.354.1-3 Without doubt, one of the greatest treasures of Maymont is the extraordinary dressing table and chair made by Tiffany & Co., America’s premier designer and …

Supporter Profile: Ken Venos



  Describe your first Maymont memory. How did you end up at Maymont for the first time? Were you with family or friends? My first visit was January of 2014. I had decided to become a volunteer and walked into the park through the Nature Center. I was stunned by the view. Describe your most …

125 Treasures: Francesco Grassia’s “The Birth of Wine”



“The Birth of Wine” or “The Allegory of Human Life” Francesco Grassia (ca. 1640 – after 1683) Italian 1661 Marble Bequest of James and Sallie Dooley, 1925 Maymont Mansion Collection (25.275) James Dooley had a particular interest in art. As one of his associates remarked, “Major Dooley combined the art of making money with the …

125 Treasures: Tiffany Jack-in-the-Pulpit Vase



Jack-in-the-Pulpit Vase Louis Comfort Tiffany American Favrile glass 1908 20 inches Bequest of James and Sallie Dooley, 1925 Maymont Mansion Collection (25. 47) The Jack-in-the-pulpit vase by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) is a stunning example of Art Nouveau design. The son of the founder of Tiffany & Co., he became America’s greatest art glass designer, …

125 Treasures: Haviland White House Dinner Service



Hayes White House Dinner Service Duplicate Set Theodore Russell Davis, designer American Haviland & Co., manufacturer United States and France 1880 Porcelain with enamels and gilding Bequest of James and Sallie Dooley Maymont Mansion Collection (25.179.001-88) A ruffed grouse amidst fiddlehead ferns, a red snapper leaping out of the water, a shad caught in a …

125 Treasures: Tiffany Stained Glass Window



Stained Glass Window American Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company installed 1892 15 x 9.5 feet Bequest of James and Sallie Dooley, 1925 Maymont Mansion The Maymont Mansion’s stained glass window has always been one of the glories of the estate. Rising fifteen feet above the grand staircase, it was positioned to create a dramatic effect …

125 Treasures: Paris Exposition Cabinet



Paris Exposition Cabinet Jean-Paul Mazaroz France Early 1850s Rosewood 12’9” x 8’6” Bequest of James and Sallie Dooley, 1925 Maymont Mansion Collection 25.250 The monumental rosewood cabinet in Maymont’s Dining Room is one of the international treasures of the Maymont Mansion Collection. Its sheer size alone causes visitors to pause and marvel; it’s a real …

125 Treasures: Swan Furniture Suite



Swan Bedroom Furniture American Neuman & Co. American poplar, painted with gilding ca. 1910 Bequest of James and Sallie Dooley, 1925 Maymont Mansion Collection 25.363-367 Sallie Dooley’s bedroom at Maymont has been known as the “Swan Room” since the mansion opened to the public as a museum in 1926. The Dooleys instructed in their wills …

125 Treasures: “The Three Graces”



“The Three Graces” after the sculpture by Antonio Canova Italian Marble Height: 5.6′ Bequest of James and Sallie Dooley Maymont Mansion Collection: 25.207 Since the Dooleys’ time, “The Three Graces” sculpture – modeled after the original by Italian neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova (1751-1822) – had been a focal point of the Maymont landscape. However, by 2000, …

125 Treasures: James Dooley’s Pocket Watch



James Dooley’s Pocket Watch Tiffany & Co. American 1886 18 Karat Gold Case Maymont Mansion Collection Acquired in 1985 through private donations MF.85.007 This type of time piece, called a “minute repeater,” sounds the time down to the minute, striking one chime for the hour, a double tone for each quarter hour, and then a …