Downstairs Hall

Dublin Core

Title

Downstairs Hall

Subject

This is the entrance hallway for the farm house.

Description

This large hall got a cross breeze in the summer when the doors on either side were opened.

Language

English

Collection Items

Pier Table
21'" x 42"- 1/2" x 38", Burled mahogany and maple, brass t.Ii1n, claw iron feet. Originally had a marble top. Mirrored back. One shelf. Called a petticoat table because the ladies could check their skirts to make sure their petticoats were not…

Looking Glass
Frame- 1-3/4" x 28-112" x 42"; Mirror, 33-1/2" x 19-1/2". Burled mahogany with gold inner rim, original glass. (COL. EDITH HIN TON)

Engraving- Catching  Rabbits<br /><br />
6" x 20". Frame 23-1/2" x 26-1 /2" Typical activity of the period, but these people are better dressed than most. W.S. Mount, the painter, was one of the first American artists recognized by Europeans. This scene was titled "Boys Trapping" when…

Brass Push-up Candle Holder
4" high. Carried upstairs to light the way to bed. A frugal housewife used every bit of candle , which made the push-up holder more economical than the fixed candle holder.

Electrified Hanging Lantern
12 " x 26". Clear glass, etched foliate and floral decorations. Smoke bell. Used in entrance hallways from the 1830s onwards. Whale oil fuel originally.

Horsehair Sofa
- 84" x 24" x 34-1/2". Empire style. Mahogany, rolled crest rail, shaped back and arm supports, rolled seat rail, feet. It is possible that this sofa was in the house originally and passed from owner to owner. Date is compatible with 1845 date…

64" x 60". c. 1870. Design in red. This may have been made on a Draw loom, which necessitated child labor but was probably made on a Jacquard loom.

First Empire Hall Rack<br /><br />
- 89" tall; 42" at widest point, 14-3/4" deep, 14' x
28" base. Mahogany- some solid and some veneer. 12 hanging pegs; Ogee base with straight legs, solid fleur de-lis at the top; S swirls; diamond shape opening at the top would have held mirror…

-33" long. Made from the crook of a branch as shown by all the gnarls on it.  It is very- delicate with a brass tip. It was probably made for a lady. Purchased in Jacksonville, Fla. Sept., 1998. 

38" long. Date carved in stick 6 inches from the top is 2A
1847. It was Purchased August, 1998 in Statesville, N. C.


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