Art and Artifacts
The Witch of the Wave
Sir Peter Warren
Treaty of Portsmouth Chair
Pair of Holster Pistols
Because of this, it was not uncommon for pistols to come in pairs, so the user would have an extra shot before the gun needed to be reloaded. This handsome pair of holster pistols (made by James Barbar of London) is said to have belonged to Sir William Pepperrell.
About the Art and Artifacts Collection
A diverse and eclectic collection, Art and Artifacts includes paintings, furniture, ship models, ethnographic and archaeological objects, and a wide array of other assorted artifacts of local historical relevance. While the collection includes everything from a small but significant selection of South Pacific artifacts to half-hull models of ships built in nearby shipyards, the goal of the Art and Artifacts Collection is to represent the history and aid the study of the Piscataqua region and the Athenaeum itself with a strong focus on maritime history.