Regency style; 1818
London; Sebastian Erard
This harp was ordered from London for Eliza Eichelberger Ridgely by her father, Nicholas Greenbury Ridgely, on June 26, 1817. She brought it with her to Hampton when she married John Ridgely in 1828. It was in the Music Room from then into the early 20th century. The harp seen in Eliza’s famous portrait by Thomas Sully is not this one but an artist’s studio prop.
Wood, brass, gut, wire. H 169.5, W 80, D 38.1 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 2598