Tag Archives: Conservation

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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A Big Move

A few days ago, we said a (temporary) goodbye to the walnut clothes press that has been on display in the Office.  It is headed off for conservation treatment, which will restore all of its hinges and locks to full … Continue reading

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Conserving the Gaming Table

As you may recall, several weeks ago, I mentioned that the gaming table currently on display in the Drawing Room had returned from conservation work. Since May is National Preservation Month, I thought I would tell you a bit about … 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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Unveiling the Drawing Room!

This week we took some time to take formal photographs of the completed Drawing Room.  The portraits are hung on the walls, furnishings have returned from conservation, and a card game is in progress! Fan favorites – the gaming fish – … Continue reading

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They’re Back!

Although the Dining Room opened to visitors on March 17th, it made its debut with a few stand-in pieces. As you may recall from this post, several of the side chairs meant for display in the room were sent out … Continue reading

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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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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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