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Our Treasures

The Andrew Low House preserves one of the finest collections of period furnishings relating to the history of Savannah and the Low family. It includes examples of works by some of America’s most prestigious furniture makers including Duncan Phyfe, Joseph Barry, Joseph Meeks, Charles-Honore Lannuier, and Michael Allison. Additional holdings include silver, porcelain, paintings, prints, photographs, and archival materials relating to the Low family, Georgia History and The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia.

Furniture Makers Represented at Andrew Low House

Phyfe Sidechair

 

Phyfe Sideboard

 

Phyfe Poster Bed

 

Duncan Phyfe— In America, there were many designers who worked in the various neoclassical styles. One cabinetmaker that stands out is Duncan Phyfe. He was very influential in the early nineteenth century furniture world, and he has been ever since.

Charles-Honore Lannuier

Joseph Barry Breakfront

Edward Whitehead Hutchins

Charles-Honore Lannuier — New York’s resident French ébéniste [cabinetmaker] of the Federal period. French-born American cabinetmaker (1779–1819), lived and worked in New York City. In Lannuier’s time, the style of his furniture was described as “French Antique.” Today his work is classified primarily as Federal furniture, Neoclassical, or American Empire.

Joseph Barry — is thought to have made the most important group of Boulle work American furniture. Born in Dublin, and trained there and in London, Barry immigrated to Philadelphia.

Silver Pieces in the House

Silver Ewers

Porcelain

The French porcelain on the table was made in 1805 for the American market. You will notice the American flag on a number of pieces and one piece has an American Indian on it.

French porcelain

Child’s Tea Service

Paintings

William Low by James Linwood Palmer

Painting of Mary Stiles Low, wife of Andrew Low II

in the library

 

 

 

A portrait of William on horseback, painted in 1895 by James Linwood Palmer, hangs in the Library. Mr. Palmer was a famous painter of horses and equestrian scenes.

 

 

 

Photographs

Daughters of Andrew Low

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