The art museum holds one of the world’s largest collections of Paul Revere silver. The shining star is perhaps the set of silver ordered by Dr. William Paine for his bride Lois Orne of Salem in 1773, the largest single commission of Paul Revere’s career. When Revolution approached, the men were of opposing sympathies. Paul Revere was the consummate patriot. William Paine (1750-1833) served as surgeon for British troops and did not renounce his loyalty to the crown until the outbreak of war in 1812.