Tag Archives: Clues

New Resident in the Drawing Room!

One of the last few pieces of the Kenmore refurnishing puzzle finally arrived last week – the Drawing Room carpet! Much like the carpet effort in the Dining room, this was a lengthy project, taking almost a year from start … Continue reading

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The Clothes Press Returns!

Just before the Christmas break, our clothes press returned from conservation treatment and is now back on display in the Office. As you may remember, we have chosen to place a walnut clothes press in the Office because such a … Continue reading

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Floorcloth in the Office?

We are currently investigating the possibility that Fielding Lewis’s Office had a floorcloth covering its floorboards, much like the Passage. As you may recall, floorcloths were popular floorcoverings in colonial American households, as they were far more affordable than carpet … Continue reading

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Stack House on the Bible

Today I bring you the first in a series of posts about the books we are slowly identifying as part of Fielding Lewis’s personal library.  You can read more about the library project here.  As you may recall, I mentioned … Continue reading

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The Walker Armchair Returns!

You may recall the fanfare surrounding our acquisition of an 18th century armchair about two years ago. Visitors to Kenmore since then may also have seen that armchair, made here in Fredericksburg by William Walker Jr. around 1770, on display … Continue reading

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A Grand Finale…on a Very Small Scale

As we look ahead to what is in store for The Rooms at Kenmore in 2015, we must take a moment to note a rather important milestone.  2015 will be the last year of the official refurnishing project on the … Continue reading

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In the End…

Happy New(ish) Year from Kenmore! 2015 certainly has gotten off to busy start around here.  We used our annual two-month winter closure to get a lot of big projects done, some of which our visitors will definitely notice when they … Continue reading

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The Last Piece of the Puzzle

The refurnishing effort at Kenmore is having an incredibly busy couple of weeks! I hope you won’t mind, but I’m preempting the post I promised you last week about the details of our latest acquisition in order to bring you … Continue reading

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Green with Envy

The Drawing Room at Kenmore was, and is once again, very green.  The emerald green flocked wallpaper on the walls is perhaps the most striking representation of color anywhere in the house.  There is reason to believe that the carpet … Continue reading

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Mystery on our Walls

One of the most exciting projects planned this year in the Drawing Room is the return of Betty and Fielding Lewis’s portraits by John Wollaston to what was most likely their original location in that room.  When complete, hopefully Betty … Continue reading

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