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Name Laird, Lydia
Othernames Lydia Brown Chichester Laird
Born July 4, 1895
Birthplace Montgomery Co., Maryland
Places of residence New Castle, DE
Father Washington Bowie Chichester, Jr
Mother Elizabeth Miller Hallowell
Spouse Philip Dandridge Laird (married June 3, 1916)
Children none

Associated Records

Image of 1975.017.074 - Pitcher

1975.017.074 - Pitcher

Slip cast Rockingham pitcher with a brown glaze. Each side is decorated with a round cameo of a female head in profile surrounded by foliate swags.

Image of 1975.017.343 i - Saucer

1975.017.343 i - Saucer

Earthenware saucer with a brown glaze; part of a 24 piece set made by Wells Art.

Image of 1975.017.343 j - Saucer

1975.017.343 j - Saucer

Earthenware saucer with a brown glaze; part of a 24 piece set made by Wells Art.

Image of 1975.017.031 e - Side Chair

1975.017.031 e - Side Chair

Nineteenth-century Chippendale style side chair with Marlborough legs and a box stretcher. The back has a pierced "Gothic" splat with foliage forms carved on the crest rail. The slip seat has been upholstered in gold floral silk brocade.

Image of 1975.017.343 r - Saucer

1975.017.343 r - Saucer

Earthenware saucer with a brown glaze; part of a 24 piece set made by Wells Art.

Image of 1975.017.343 k - Saucer

1975.017.343 k - Saucer

Earthenware saucer with a brown glaze; part of a 24 piece set made by Wells Art.

Image of 1975.017.343 l - Saucer

1975.017.343 l - Saucer

Earthenware saucer with a brown glaze; part of a 24 piece set made by Wells Art.

Image of 1975.017.140 - Hooked Rug

1975.017.140 - Hooked Rug

Small rectangular area rug: Mint green background color with cream interior. The design consists of an outer band of pink and blue flowers and brown foliage, an inner oval of brown foliage, and a solid central oval of pink and blue flowers.

Image of 1975.017.039 c - Compote

1975.017.039 c - Compote

Top tier of a three-part glass compote with a round, lipped top on a fairly heavy fluted stem. The top is supported on a spreading, domed foot with a pontil mark.

Image of 1975.017.162 - Fireback

1975.017.162 - Fireback

Black cast iron fireback with a tablet / tombstone shape with a raised border and foliate designs. It is marked with the date "1758".

Image of 1975.017.343 m - Saucer

1975.017.343 m - Saucer

Earthenware saucer with a brown glaze; part of a 24 piece set made by Wells Art.

Image of 1975.017.343 n - Saucer

1975.017.343 n - Saucer

Earthenware saucer with a brown glaze; part of a 24 piece set made by Wells Art.

Image of 1975.017.042 e - Plate

1975.017.042 e - Plate

Cut crystal plate with a scalloped edge and central star pattern surrounded by a border of repeating fan and small diamond cut patterns.

Image of 1975.017.343 o - Saucer

1975.017.343 o - Saucer

Earthenware saucer with a brown glaze; part of a 24 piece set made by Wells Art.

Image of 1975.017.179 dd - Bowl

1975.017.179 dd - Bowl

Part of a set of deep blue glass bowls and glasses. The bowls have a flat bottom and conical, flared shape.

Image of 1975.017.343 p - Saucer

1975.017.343 p - Saucer

Earthenware saucer with a brown glaze; part of a 24 piece set made by Wells Art.

Image of 1975.017.433 - Plate

1975.017.433 - Plate

White ceramic plate with a hand-painted image of the Read House. There is an artist's name painted on the base: "Michelle / 1959 / George Read House (1801) / New Castle, Delaware."

Image of 1975.017.042 f - Plate

1975.017.042 f - Plate

Cut crystal plate with a scalloped edge and central star pattern surrounded by a border of repeating fan and small diamond cut patterns.

Image of 1975.017.031 f - Side Chair

1975.017.031 f - Side Chair

Nineteenth-century Chippendale style side chair with Marlborough legs and a box stretcher. The back has a pierced "Gothic" splat with foliage forms carved on the crest rail. The slip seat has been upholstered in gold floral silk brocade.

Image of 1975.017.047 b - Coaster

1975.017.047 b - Coaster

Circular silver decanter stand with removable wooden base and a repeating pierced swag design around the outside.