Tag Archives: Bed Hangings Project

Done at Last: The Finished Chamber

As promised, we have a big announcement this week! The Chamber, at long last, is done! That’s right, after a year and a half of work, the Chamber is completely furnished.  Everything from the reproduction bedhangings to the silver teaspoons … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek!

Some very exciting things have been happening in the Chamber lately! Here’s a few photos to give you a sneak peek.  Stay tuned to for a big announcement on Monday!  

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Bed Lingo

The Lewis bedstead, which had been on display in the Chamber since March, has temporarily left the building.  It has gone to the studio of Williamsburg Art Conservation, Inc., where Tom Snyder will be performing a variety of treatments and … Continue reading

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What About the Kids?

With our focus on the bedchamber at Kenmore these days, our thoughts usually revolve around Betty’s world and her daily life.  But lately, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about a rather big aspect of Betty’s life in particular – … Continue reading

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Bedhangings Update: What Story to Tell?

As you may remember, several weeks ago the curatorial staff spent some time examining our Lewis bedstead (currently on display in the Chamber) for physical evidence that may show us what sort of bedhangings Fielding and Betty Lewis purchased for … Continue reading

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Hmmm…

As mentioned in last week’s post about the Chamber re-furnishing, one of our top priorities in coming months will be determining how the Lewis bedstead should be dressed.  There are a lot of clues, and a lot of factors, to … Continue reading

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Command Central – an 18th Century Bedchamber

The first focus of our refurnishing project is the Chamber on the main floor of Kenmore, a space that would be synonymous with a master bedroom in a modern floor plan.  We anticipate that the complete refurnishing of this room … Continue reading

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