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Blue room east wall East wall In this room is a tilt-top Chippendale style tea table made in Boston around 1780.

The pair of Federal side chairs with mahogany, holly, and satinwood inlays may have been made by Jacob Forster of Charlestown around 1800.


Canopy bed
Mahogany bed

The mahogany Federal-style bed was made in New England about 1810.  It came from the Wadsworth House in Portland, Maine.  
Bookcase built into a window
Inset bookcase

Like the study on the first floor, this room has a bookcase built into a window.  
Delft clock and Japanese vases
Japanese vases and clock

The Delft clock was given to Alice Longfellow by her uncle Thomas Gold Appleton.

The Japanese bottle vases are lacquered with scenes of flying cranes and waves and were probably brought to the house by Charley Longfellow.

Decorative objects
Decorative porcelain items

Decorative objects include a bronze plum, a pair of candlesticks, an oval box, a paper knife, and an inkstand as well as Delft tiles.  
Minton toilet set
Minton earthenware toilet set

The washstand set on the commode is part of a seven-piece Minton earthenware toilet set.  
Tiller from yacht Alice
Tiller from yacht Alice
Charley Longfellow sailed the yacht Alice across the Atlantic with friends in 1866. The tiller was preserved and mounted in this room. Picture of yacht Alice
The Alice
by Ernest Longfellow, 1867

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