French Porcelain (Old Paris) Year: ca. 1850


Platter (L. 11 ¼”) 2014.05.81 EL

Tea cup and saucer 2014.05.98a-b EL

Plate 2014.05.79 a-g EL


These “melon” colored pieces, emblazoned with the Acklen name date from the early years of Adelicia’s marriage to Joseph Acklen. Such sets of bold colors and gilt decoration were mass produced in French factories for the American market. Developing Cotton rich regions of the South yearned for such luxury goods as this china.


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Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212


1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212


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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

Photos by Ed Houk