Why did a tax on tea spark a revolution? What did tea drinking mean in colonial households in early America? Explore how household objects, or decorative arts, can offer deeper insights and understanding into historic events.

Nonie Gadsden, Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture


Above: Paul Revere, Jr., Teapot, about 1770. 61.1160. Silver. Bequest of Mrs. Beatrice Constance (Turner) Maynard in memory of Winthrop Sargent.

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