Miscellaneous Woodwork

Wooden Goblet
Wooden Goblet ca. 1900
By William Key Howard, Jr.
(1861-1934)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Lent by Anne Edwards
Carved ring box
Carved Ring Box ca. 1900
By William Key Howard, Jr.
(1861-1934)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Lent by Anne Edwards
William Key Howard purchased Kenmore in the early 1880s. His son, William Key Howard, Jr., was a highly skilled craftsman. Finding Kenmore's decorative plaster ceilings in disrepair following the Civil War, William Key Howard, Jr., began to produce molds to repair and embellish the house ceilings.

While his repairs on the plaster ceilings went unsigned, Howard did sign these two wooden objects he made while living at Kenmore. He scratched his initials "WKH" on the bottom of the wooden goblet.