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 …

125 Treasures: James Dooley’s Georgetown College Academic Medals



James Dooley’s Georgetown College Academic Medals Silver American 1857-1860 Bequest of James and Sallie Dooley Maymont Mansion Collection 25.270-274, 25.280, and 25.285 James Henry Dooley enrolled at Georgetown College (now Georgetown University) in 1856 and graduated in 1860, and he was first in his class each of the four years of his undergraduate studies. He …

125 Treasures: Portraits of James Henry Dooley and Sallie May Dooley



Portrait of Sallie May Dooley Portrait of James Henry Dooley Artist: William Garl Brown (1823-1894) 1889 Oil on Canvas Bequest of James and Sallie Dooley Maymont Mansion Collection 25.056 and 25.057 In 1889, when plans for the Dooleys’ new residence on the banks of the James River were being finalized, the couple commissioned William Garl …

Maymont Museum Collection, 125 Treasures



  Maymont – originally the home to New South financier and philanthropist, James H. Dooley, and his wife, Sallie – is an amazingly intact estate of the Gilded Age and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the heart of the estate stands the Dooleys’ residence, the Maymont Mansion, completed in 1893. …

Supporter Profile: Peter Williamson



  Describe your first Maymont memory. How did you end up at Maymont for the first time? Were you with family or friends? Our first visit to Maymont was about 25 years ago. Our daughter was about two years old and both sets of grandparents were visiting. We were looking for something to do with …

Supporter Profile: Jody Korman



  Describe your first Maymont memory. How did you end up at Maymont for the first time? Were you with family or friends? I visited Maymont with my family after we moved here from Waukesha, Wisconsin. I remember being impressed by the preservation of the Mansion and enjoying the many beautiful walking trails. On our …