Tag Archives: Dining Room

New Acquisitions!

As you know, Kenmore was once home to a rather impressive assortment of ceramics – everything from Chinese Export Porcelain in famille vert to stonewares boasting the “GR” emblem of the king.  Slowly, we are acquiring pieces to match everything … 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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Just for Fun…

The wonderfully creative folks in our Education Department filmed the entire Dining Room carpet installation process, including the unloading and reloading of all the furnishings in the room, over the course of three days a couple weeks ago.  Take a … 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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Be on the Look-Out!

Thanks to a great friend of the Foundation, and a serious collector of fine 18th century glassware, Kenmore’s Dining Room and Drawing Room are currently displaying some wonderful new pieces, on loan to us for the next year. The last … Continue reading

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New Acquisition!

Introducing the latest addition to Kenmore’s Dining Room ceramics! A large pearlware platter with molded blue shell edge decoration dating to approximately 1780 was recently acquired by the Foundation for display in the Dining Room. In addition to it’s beautiful … Continue reading

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Beautiful Glass

In our ongoing series on the little details in the refurnished Dining Room, I thought I would focus on some of the smallest, and yet most eye-catching, items on the dining table. As you may recall from this post, our … 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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The Little Things

As promised, we are sharing some of the details of objects now on display in the refurnished Dining Room. Today we will take a look at some basics – knives and forks! Kenmore’s dining table is currently set for a … Continue reading

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Thinking Spring!

As of March 17th, Kenmore has re-opened for the spring! Therefore, it is time to return to our regular updates. As you may recall, just before our winter closure in January, I mentioned that things were rolling along very quickly … Continue reading

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