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FIRST ANNUAL BoP AUCTION TO BENEFIT CHARLESTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A History of the Hoxsie-Browning Family in Charlestown, RI, 1750-1950 told through their Belongings

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REGISTER NOW TO VIEW AND BID ON REMARKABLY PERFECT CONDITION MID CENTURY AMERICAN FURNITURE AND DECORATIVE OBJECTS.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES A FOUR PART STORY ABOUT THE HOXSIE-BROWNING FAMILY.

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A TICKET TO THE EXHIBITION AT 289 NARROW LANE RUNS UNTIL OCTOBER 15.

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First Annual Auction and Story to Benefit Charlestown Historical Society

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GESSO MID CENTURY MIRROR (AMERICAN)

Gesso Mid Century Mirror. Perfect Condition. Collection of Ruth Hoxsie Books.

The Hoxsie- Browning Estate

Stunning and in perfect condition 18th and 19th century American Furniture and Decorative Arts Once Belonging to One of Charlestown's Earliest Families

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"Robert and Grace in the Dalia Bed" Circa 1910

This garden still very much exists in Charlestown. Find out where.

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