Tag Archives: Drawing Room

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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Welcome Back!

The Spring 2016 season has begun here at Kenmore, and as is our custom, I’m welcoming our readers back to this blog after our annual winter break with an update on new additions to the rooms. When last we spoke, … 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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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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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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God Keep You Strong, Gentlemen

As usually happens this time of year, Kenmore is undergoing its holiday transformation.  Greens are displayed in jars, the table is set for company in the Dining Room, and lavish desserts are displayed in the Passage, all in keeping with … Continue reading

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Art and Science, Kenmore Style

You may recall in this post, I discussed the mystery of how exactly the Wollaston portraits of Betty and Fielding Lewis were arranged on the walls of the Drawing Room, and why it is we think they were there to … Continue reading

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Shall We Play?

During all the excitement over our Dining Room carpet installation, and over the return of the Charles Willson Peale portrait of John Lewis, we had another pretty exciting homecoming here at Kenmore! A gaming table that had been on loan … Continue reading

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Homecoming

As promised, I’m back this week with the details on our newest acquisition here at Kenmore – Charles Willson Peale’s portrait of Captain John Lewis.  John Lewis was Fielding Lewis’s eldest son by his first wife, Catharine Washington Lewis.  By … 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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