A Federal Home on the Hudson: Boscobel House and Gardens
Boscobel is a historic house museum in Garrison, NY, overlooking the Hudson River. Built between 1804 and 1808 in the Federal style, Boscobel was originally located in Westchester County and was the home of an American Loyalist to the British Crown, States Dyckman. While in London, Dyckman was influenced by neoclassical buildings and interiors by Robert Adam.
He bought many furnishings and decorative objects, such as a Wedgwood dinner service, and his love of neoclassical style influenced the design of the house. The Dyckman family lived in the house until 1920. By the 1950s, after falling into disrepair, restoration efforts by Friends of Boscobel moved the house 15 miles upriver. Today, Boscobel’s interiors display one of the finest collections of decorative arts—ceramics, silver, and glassware—and New York furniture from the Federal period.
Executive Director and Curator, Jennifer Carlquist will lead Royal Oak on a digital tour of this amazing 19th century survival. We will explore its outstanding collection of decorative arts, learn about the family, and see a few “behind-the scenes” corners!