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Colonial House – Part 14

Colonial House Look to your left at the wide plank pine flooring in the parlor and passage and you will notice it is continuous from the parlor through the door threshold and into the passage. Now look at the threshold at the dining room door and you will notice a perpendicular floor board in the […]

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Crown moulding hierarchy.

Colonial House – Part 11

Colonial House While the chair rail and a three-piece crown moulding trim the passage, the parlor and dining room are trimmed with wainscoting, chair rail, and extensive four-piece crown moulding. See if you can spot the difference between the crown moulding in the parlor and dining room. Bedchambers seldom had crown moulding, an exception here […]

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Door casing on private rooms.

Colonial House – Part 10

Colonial House There is a hierarchy to space and woodwork and it is designed to impress. Social status was important. Rooms used for entertaining had greater social importance than room used only by the family. These public rooms, such as the parlor and dining room, where the family status was being displayed, had more elaborate […]

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