NRF promotes and invests in the architectural heritage of the Newport community, the traditional building trades, and Doris Duke’s fine and decorative arts collections, for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of all.
As a leader in the preservation of early American architecture, NRF supports research and education in areas directly related to its collections and issues of critical concern to the field of historic preservation.
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Despite its name, Doris Duke used the Morning Room for entertaining after dinner. In the large fireplace she would lay a roaring fire, which guests reported was often so warm that it melted the after-dinner chocolates laid out on the coffee table.
Embroidered panel with the story of Esther
Molded plaster ceiling with heroes of the ancient world
Dutch Rococo marquetry chairs
The Visit of the Stadtholder Prince Frederik to the Fleet of the States General at Dordrecht, 1646
Within elaborately shaped medallions are portrait busts of Joshua, Hector, and Alexander the Great.
A set of four chairs, each part ornately shaped and decoratively inlaid with foliage, urns, and flowers. Doris Duke bought these chairs in New York at auction in 1972.
This marine scene from the Golden Age of Dutch painting was among the last works of art that Doris Duke added to the collection at Rough Point. She purchased it at auction in New York in 1985.