grey bullet Furnishings



Chandelier

A two-branch bronze chandelier hangs in the Blue Entry.
It was originally a two-arm gasolier.

 

Pier table
Pier table
France, 1790
This Louis XVI side table of white oak and white pine with a rectangular top has an egg-and-dart molding along the upper edge.

According to family lore, the governor-general of the Northwest Territory had owned the table, which was supposed to have come from Versailles. Longfellow wrote, "I wonder if Marie Antoinette ever rested her hand upon this."

Mahogany bookcases
Along the north wall are large mahogany Renaissance Revival bookcases filled with eighteenth-century French books including the seventy-five volume set of Voltaire which Longfellow bought at the sale of Mrs. Craigie’s books in 1841.

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