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Image of 0000.617.001 - Carolands by Galen Wolf , n.d..   Watercolor on paper, mounted under glass beneath an aqua-green colored mat inside a brown stained wooden frame.  Image depicts a large white estate with dome in the center on the roof.  There are windows all around on the main two stories as well as on the front section of the top-most floor, which has a steep red roof on its sides.  In front of the building is a low wall with potted red flowers and in the foreground is a path with large bushes on one side and a green lawn on the other.  There are more large trees in the background on the right.

0000.617.001 - Carolands by Galen Wolf , n.d.. Watercolor on paper, mounted under glass beneath an aqua-green colored mat inside a brown stained wooden frame. Image depicts a large white estate with dome in the center on the roof. There are windows all around on the main two stories as well as on the front section of the top-most floor, which has a steep red roof on its sides. In front of the building is a low wall with potted red flowers and in the foreground is a path with large bushes on one side and a green lawn on the other. There are more large trees in the background on the right.

Carolands by Galen Wolf , n.d.. Watercolor on paper, mounted under glass beneath an aqua-green colored mat inside a brown stained wooden frame. Image depicts a large white estate with dome in the center on the roof. There are windows all around on the main two stories as well as on the front section of the top-most floor, which has a steep red roof on its sides. In front of the building is a low wall with potted red flowers and in the foreground is a path with large bushes on one side and a green lawn on the other. There are more large trees in the background on the right.

Image of 0000.617.003 - Newhall Estate by Galen Wolf, n.d.   Watercolor on paper, mounted under glass beneath an aqua-green colored mat inside a brown stained wooden frame.  Image depicts estate grounds consisting of multiple lawns and walkways lined by Cyprus trees, two rows of shrubs, and a row of broad leafed trees all in front of a low wall.   The wall sits in front of a large building which is mostly blocked from view by the trees.  Two chimney tops are visible along the roof line.  To the right of the image is a large pot or basket and a corner of a pool is visible.

0000.617.003 - Newhall Estate by Galen Wolf, n.d. Watercolor on paper, mounted under glass beneath an aqua-green colored mat inside a brown stained wooden frame. Image depicts estate grounds consisting of multiple lawns and walkways lined by Cyprus trees, two rows of shrubs, and a row of broad leafed trees all in front of a low wall. The wall sits in front of a large building which is mostly blocked from view by the trees. Two chimney tops are visible along the roof line. To the right of the image is a large pot or basket and a corner of a pool is visible.

Newhall Estate by Galen Wolf, n.d. Watercolor on paper, mounted under glass beneath an aqua-green colored mat inside a brown stained wooden frame. Image depicts estate grounds consisting of multiple lawns and walkways lined by Cyprus trees, two rows of shrubs, and a row of broad leafed trees all in front of a low wall. The wall sits in front of a large building which is mostly blocked from view by the trees. Two chimney tops are visible along the roof line. To the right of the image is a large pot or basket and a corner of a pool is visible.

Image of 0000.617.004 - El Cerrito-St. Cyr Estate by Galen Wolf, n.d..  Watercolor on paper, mounted under glass beneath an aqua-green colored mat inside a brown stained wooden frame.  Image depicts a large brown house with multiple roof lines.  The foreground has a large grassy area with a row of shrubs and two sets of brick steps leading up to the house. There is a large Cyprus tree in the left foreground.  There are more trees in the background and to the right of the house. There is a small tower extending in the center above the roof line with a large arched window and crenellations.

0000.617.004 - El Cerrito-St. Cyr Estate by Galen Wolf, n.d.. Watercolor on paper, mounted under glass beneath an aqua-green colored mat inside a brown stained wooden frame. Image depicts a large brown house with multiple roof lines. The foreground has a large grassy area with a row of shrubs and two sets of brick steps leading up to the house. There is a large Cyprus tree in the left foreground. There are more trees in the background and to the right of the house. There is a small tower extending in the center above the roof line with a large arched window and crenellations.

El Cerrito-St. Cyr Estate by Galen Wolf, n.d.. Watercolor on paper, mounted under glass beneath an aqua-green colored mat inside a brown stained wooden frame. Image depicts a large brown house with multiple roof lines. The foreground has a large grassy area with a row of shrubs and two sets of brick steps leading up to the house. There is a large Cyprus tree in the left foreground. There are more trees in the background and to the right of the house. There is a small tower extending in the center above the roof line with a large arched window and crenellations.

Image of 2010.092.004 - Holbrook-Palmer Cloth Carriage Lap Robe, c. 1926-1958.  Robe backing and front edges are wool with a circular overall print of grey and tan in color against a brown background. Backing is folded over to the front to create a 1.75in binding with mitered. Front is a thick brown crushed velour fabric. Binding edge has four rows of linear quilting.

2010.092.004 - Holbrook-Palmer Cloth Carriage Lap Robe, c. 1926-1958. Robe backing and front edges are wool with a circular overall print of grey and tan in color against a brown background. Backing is folded over to the front to create a 1.75in binding with mitered. Front is a thick brown crushed velour fabric. Binding edge has four rows of linear quilting.

Holbrook-Palmer Cloth Carriage Lap Robe, c. 1926-1958. Robe backing and front edges are wool with a circular overall print of grey and tan in color against a brown background. Backing is folded over to the front to create a 1.75in binding with mitered. Front is a thick brown crushed velour fabric. Binding edge has four rows of linear quilting.

Image of 2010.092.020B - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Bowl, mid-19th century.  One of a set of two (2010.092.020A-B) Rose Canton china bowls from Holbrook-Palmer Estate.  Fine china bowl painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues.  Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and four Chinese figures.  Bird and flower are also present in the center.

2010.092.020B - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Bowl, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.020A-B) Rose Canton china bowls from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china bowl painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and four Chinese figures. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Bowl, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.020A-B) Rose Canton china bowls from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china bowl painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and four Chinese figures. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Image of 2010.092.021A - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century.  One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate.  Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues.  Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window.  Bird and flower are also present in the center.

2010.092.021A - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Image of 2010.092.021B - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century.  One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate.  Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues.  Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window.  Bird and flower are also present in the center.

2010.092.021B - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Image of 2010.092.022 - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Oval Platter, mid-19th century.  Thick stoneware with fine china glaze on top painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues.  Motif has birds and flowers in center and at ends.  Top and bottom motif depicts five Chinese figures--one looking through a window.  "MADE IN CHINA" on back in red letters.

2010.092.022 - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Oval Platter, mid-19th century. Thick stoneware with fine china glaze on top painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Motif has birds and flowers in center and at ends. Top and bottom motif depicts five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. "MADE IN CHINA" on back in red letters.

Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Oval Platter, mid-19th century. Thick stoneware with fine china glaze on top painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Motif has birds and flowers in center and at ends. Top and bottom motif depicts five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. "MADE IN CHINA" on back in red letters.

Image of 2010.092.023 - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Bowl, mid-19th century.  Fine china dish painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues.  Four alternating images of birds/flowers/fruit and 3 Chinese figures.

2010.092.023 - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Bowl, mid-19th century. Fine china dish painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Four alternating images of birds/flowers/fruit and 3 Chinese figures.

Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Bowl, mid-19th century. Fine china dish painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Four alternating images of birds/flowers/fruit and 3 Chinese figures.

Image of 2010.092.027B - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dish, mid-19th century.  One of a set of three (2010.092.027A-C) Rose Canton china side dishes from Holbrook-Palmer Estate.  Fine china dish painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues.  Border has an alternating birdand  floral/butterfly motif.  Center has a floral butterfly motif as well.

2010.092.027B - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dish, mid-19th century. One of a set of three (2010.092.027A-C) Rose Canton china side dishes from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china dish painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Border has an alternating birdand floral/butterfly motif. Center has a floral butterfly motif as well.

Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dish, mid-19th century. One of a set of three (2010.092.027A-C) Rose Canton china side dishes from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china dish painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Border has an alternating birdand floral/butterfly motif. Center has a floral butterfly motif as well.

Image of 2010.092.006A - Holbrook-Palmer Linen Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white linen with white-on-white floral print on both ends. Short edges folded over with tatting at the seams. Long edges are selvaged. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 4" above drawn thread work.

2010.092.006A - Holbrook-Palmer Linen Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with white-on-white floral print on both ends. Short edges folded over with tatting at the seams. Long edges are selvaged. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 4" above drawn thread work.

Holbrook-Palmer Linen Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with white-on-white floral print on both ends. Short edges folded over with tatting at the seams. Long edges are selvaged. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 4" above drawn thread work.

Image of 2010.092.006B - Holbrook-Palmer Linen Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white linen with white-on-white floral print on both ends. Short edges folded over with tatting at the seams. Long edges are selvaged. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 4" above drawn thread work.

2010.092.006B - Holbrook-Palmer Linen Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with white-on-white floral print on both ends. Short edges folded over with tatting at the seams. Long edges are selvaged. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 4" above drawn thread work.

Holbrook-Palmer Linen Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with white-on-white floral print on both ends. Short edges folded over with tatting at the seams. Long edges are selvaged. "OHP" monogram embroidered in off-white, centered at one end, 4" above drawn thread work.

Image of 2010.092.009A - Holbrook-Palmer White Linen Napkin, c. 1926-1958.  White-on-white outer chain and fleur-de-lis pattern along border and white-on-white fleur-de-lis with birds printed in circular shape in center. Two selvaged edges and two hand-stitched, finished edges.

2010.092.009A - Holbrook-Palmer White Linen Napkin, c. 1926-1958. White-on-white outer chain and fleur-de-lis pattern along border and white-on-white fleur-de-lis with birds printed in circular shape in center. Two selvaged edges and two hand-stitched, finished edges.

Holbrook-Palmer White Linen Napkin, c. 1926-1958. White-on-white outer chain and fleur-de-lis pattern along border and white-on-white fleur-de-lis with birds printed in circular shape in center. Two selvaged edges and two hand-stitched, finished edges.

Image of 2010.092.010 - Holbrook-Palmer Tablecloth, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white, satin finish, linen tablecloth with a white-on-white brocade print that includes fruit, leaves, urns at edges and in a circle around the center. Two selvaged edges and two hemmed edges.

2010.092.010 - Holbrook-Palmer Tablecloth, c. 1926-1958. Off-white, satin finish, linen tablecloth with a white-on-white brocade print that includes fruit, leaves, urns at edges and in a circle around the center. Two selvaged edges and two hemmed edges.

Holbrook-Palmer Tablecloth, c. 1926-1958. Off-white, satin finish, linen tablecloth with a white-on-white brocade print that includes fruit, leaves, urns at edges and in a circle around the center. Two selvaged edges and two hemmed edges.

Image of 2010.092.011A - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958.  Light pink linen hand towel with "OPH" embroidered 1-1/8" above drawn thread work, centered, at one end. Longer edges are selvaged; shorter edges finished with drawn thread work.

2010.092.011A - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Light pink linen hand towel with "OPH" embroidered 1-1/8" above drawn thread work, centered, at one end. Longer edges are selvaged; shorter edges finished with drawn thread work.

Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Light pink linen hand towel with "OPH" embroidered 1-1/8" above drawn thread work, centered, at one end. Longer edges are selvaged; shorter edges finished with drawn thread work.

Image of 2010.092.011B - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958.  Light pink linen hand towel with "OPH" embroidered 1-1/8" above drawn thread work, centered, at one end. Longer edges are selvaged; shorter edges finished with drawn thread work.

2010.092.011B - Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Light pink linen hand towel with "OPH" embroidered 1-1/8" above drawn thread work, centered, at one end. Longer edges are selvaged; shorter edges finished with drawn thread work.

Holbrook-Palmer Hand Towel, c. 1926-1958. Light pink linen hand towel with "OPH" embroidered 1-1/8" above drawn thread work, centered, at one end. Longer edges are selvaged; shorter edges finished with drawn thread work.

Image of 2010.092.013 - Holbrook-Palmer Bed Cover, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white linen with drawn thread work floral design along bottom edge and 26.5" up sides. Embroidered in center in white, at end near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH." Outer border beyond thread work only is hemmed with biased corners.

2010.092.013 - Holbrook-Palmer Bed Cover, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with drawn thread work floral design along bottom edge and 26.5" up sides. Embroidered in center in white, at end near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH." Outer border beyond thread work only is hemmed with biased corners.

Holbrook-Palmer Bed Cover, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with drawn thread work floral design along bottom edge and 26.5" up sides. Embroidered in center in white, at end near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH." Outer border beyond thread work only is hemmed with biased corners.

Image of 2010.092.014A - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958.  Off-white linen with drawn thread work in a floral design along open edge. Embroidered in center in white near thread work is the monogram "OPH." Hand-stitched lace connects off-white linen to white linen at closed end of pillow sham.

2010.092.014A - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with drawn thread work in a floral design along open edge. Embroidered in center in white near thread work is the monogram "OPH." Hand-stitched lace connects off-white linen to white linen at closed end of pillow sham.

Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Off-white linen with drawn thread work in a floral design along open edge. Embroidered in center in white near thread work is the monogram "OPH." Hand-stitched lace connects off-white linen to white linen at closed end of pillow sham.

Image of 2010.092.014B - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958.  Eggshell-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work near open edge. Embroidered at center in white, near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH."

2010.092.014B - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Eggshell-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work near open edge. Embroidered at center in white, near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH."

Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Eggshell-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work near open edge. Embroidered at center in white, near drawn thread work, is the monogram "OPH."

Image of 2010.092.014C - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958.  Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end. Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."

2010.092.014C - Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end. Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."

Holbrook-Palmer Pillowcase, c. 1926-1958. Ecru-colored linen pillow sham with drawn thread work along seam at open end. Small, off-white linen pocket with drawn thread work along bottom edge is stitched to sham at open end near thread work at seam. Embroidered on off-white pocket near thread work in off-white is the monogram "OPH."