Antiques & Art


La Cle D'or Guesthouse is fortunate to be able to display the artwork of many local artists. Many are residents of Havre de Grace or Maryland. Valerie Lloyd painted the mural in the kitchen alcove of the Susquehanna River flats as it empties into the Chesapeake Bay. The Concord Point Lighthouse, the skipjack "Martha Lewis", and the old Bayou Hotel show prominently. Valerie chose oils as her medium, though she is a gifted local artist who uses a variety of mediums and techniques. See more of Valerie's work by visiting her website, An oil portrait of Mr .Browning was executed by Mr.Leon N.Kalas, while other pieces of his work hang elsewhere in the home. Ms. Lucille Beards, a local resident while celebrating her 90's and close friend of Louise Nevelson, created a collage for La Cle D'or upon its opening in 1996. Portraits of the Hopkins House have been inked by R.Karl Dietz and oil painted by Caroline Jasper, both schoolteacher friends of Mr. Browning. Antiques lodge throughout the home and the guest is welcome to use them. (This is not a museum with "do not touch" rules!). Many have been mentioned in the room descriptions. Pieces range from the Eastlake Renaissance Revival style of the De Grace Suite's walnut bed, armoire, and master chest of drawers to the Empire style of the parlor's buffet and side chairs. Many pieces are from the 19th century and a few are older such as the magnificent French linen press in the garden room dating to the 1600's.

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