Tag Archives: Objects

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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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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Personal Effects

Another batch of objects has been added to Fielding’s Office, this time with a decidedly personal theme.  While the Chamber is accessorized with a mix of small objects that either belonged to Betty Lewis or illustrate an aspect of her … Continue reading

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A Cup for the Road!

The time has come in our work on the Office to start bringing in the little details, the accessories of daily life.  There will be quite a few such things in this room, and they all will require some explanation.  … Continue reading

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New Acquisition!

Thanks to the generosity of a kind donor, the Foundation has acquired a new piece for the refurnishing of Fielding Lewis’s office. It is a campaign or “camp” desk, probably made in Maryland and dating to approximately 1775. The desk … Continue reading

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Easy Choices

One of the conundrums we are dealing with in refurnishing the Small Room (i.e. Fielding Lewis’s study or office) is that we do not have an inventory of the contents of the room from when it was actually being used … 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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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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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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