Tea Set

General James Wolf (1779–1858)

Wilmington, Delaware, ca. 1830


Partial gift from Col. Kenneth P. and Regina I. Brown; 2005.420.1–.4

General Wolf’s tea set embodies the simplified geometry and restrained decoration of the Greek Revival period. The set also reflects the first stages of the Industrial Revolution in America and was made less expensively than previous examples. It was assembled from mass-produced components such as sheet silver, molded handles and decorative borders.