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An Exhibit on View by Appointment at Books on the Pond, Interactive Four Chapter Story and Online Auction

A History of the Hoxsie-Browning Family in Charlestown, RI, 1750-1950

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REGISTER TO RECEIVE FOUR CHAPTERS OF THE HOXSIE-BROWNING STORY AND TO VIEW/BID ON THEIR FURNITURE AND DECORATIVE OBJECTS.

SCROLL DOWN FOR A PREVIEW OF BoP's FIRST ANNUAL BENEFIT AUCTION. ONLINE DURING THE TIME OF COVID. 

EXHIBITION AT 289 NARROW LANE BY APPOINTMENT. RUNS UNTIL OCTOBER 15. EMAIL [email protected]

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First Annual Auction to Benefit Charlestown Historical Society

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WINDSOR CHAIR

Braced Bowback Seven Spindle Chair. 

Hoxsie- Browning Estate

Stunning pieces of 18th and 19th century American Furniture and Decorative Arts Once Belonging to Charlestown, Rhode Island's Hoxsie-Browning Family

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SETTEE

A photograph of Ruth Emma Browning nee Hoxsie (1881-1964) exists depicting her sitting on selfsame settee, playing violin. 

Through the lens of this Colonial, Victorian and Mid-Century New England family, we can better understand ourselves. Their social, political and economic victories and struggles demonstrate the American sensibilities of resilience and uniqueness.

Alexandra Lehmann, Proprietor
Books on the Pond, LLC

August 2020

Thank you to all the generations who perfectly preserved these treasures and the current members of the family who generously donated to this event.

A History of the Hoxsie-Browning Family in Charlestown, RI

A Story in Four Chapters

Pictured Robert Browning and Grace Belle Hoxsie, "In the Dahlia Bed" Estimated 1910

Part I Prelude
The Hawskey Family story begins in 1650 with Lodowick's emigration to Plymouth, MA. The reason for his leaving the Massachusetts Bay Colony for Rhode Island will not surprise you.

Part II 
Installment No. II: "Two Hoxsies; Two Wars"

Part III 
Release Date September 25

Part IV 
Release Date September 30

 

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DECORATIVE ARTS

American Pottery

1880s-1950s from the Hoxsie-Browning Family

 

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12" height x 5" width

Stoneware Butter Churn 1880s

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12" height x 5.5" width

Early Jefford's Relief Mixing Bowl 1880s

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12" height x 5.5" widt

Large Banded Yellowware Banded Bowl 1900s

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