Tag Archives: Bedchamber

It’s Back!

At long last, I am pleased to report that the Chamber refurnishing is now 100% complete! Yes, we declared it done when we re-opened for 2013 back in March, but the truth is there was one piece that was still … Continue reading

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Rooms in the Spotlight!

We recently had a lovely visit to Kenmore and Ferry Farm by a film crew from C-Span’s Cities Tour, who were in Fredericksburg filming segments at several historic sites for a program that will air the weekend of September 21st.  … Continue reading

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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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It’s the Little Things

We are closing in on the homestretch of furnishing the Chamber at Kenmore! Most of the decisions regarding the large pieces of furniture have been made, and necessary reproductions like the bedhangings and floorcoverings are in progress.  I’ll be sharing … Continue reading

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Mottled and Spotted: The Saga of Silk Bed Ruggs

As our bedhangings project in the Chamber progresses, we have been spending quite a bit of time researching bed rugs (or ruggs, in the 18th century spelling).  As I mentioned in a previous post, bed ruggs were much like area … Continue reading

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Desk Job

I’ve been spending a lot of time at my desk lately. There is a lot of research to be done, and a lot of writing, so it seems that my desk is my home base for the time being. In … Continue reading

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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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A Chair or Two…or Fifteen

Not too long ago, we spent some time discussing the many types of tables that were once found in Kenmore’s rooms.  Today, I thought we might take a look at what was the most prevalent item of furniture in the … 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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