Robt. Keyworth Silver for “The Tuleyries” Clarke County, Va

Robt. Keyworth Silver for “The Tuleyries” Clarke County, Va

The Tuleyries is a large and important late Federal brick mansion in Clarke County. In 1926 half of the surrounding plantation was given to The University of Virginia to be used as an agricultural experimental station. It is now the State Arboretum of Virginia. The mansion remains private.

This silver was made in Washington for Joseph Tuley Jr., the builder of The Tuleyries, and his bride Mary. Both pieces are engraved “JMT, Tuleyries, Va”

The National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination form and an interesting blog post “An Antebellum Snapshot of “The Tuleyries'” are available on the net.

We have a cream pitcher and a sugar bowl without its lid from what was certainly an impressive tea set.

creamer 9.5 T. oz    sugar 18.9 T. oz

Washington and Virginia, 1825-30 c.H: 7.25 and 7.5"W: 5.25 and 7.5"