Colonial House – Part 16

Colonial House

On the right is the dining room, with woodwork painted bright red. This room is socially prominent and definitely meant to impress guests. A large built-in corner cabinet contains creamware pieces and matching Wedgewood Queens Ware dishes, in the potpourrie design, for display and storage. Queens Ware was named for Queen Charlotte by Josiah Wedgwood when he presented an entire matching table setting to the queen. Prior to that, table settings typically did not have matching pieces.

This room also has an early colonial wood burning fireplace with a custom mantle built with imported Delft tiles on the surround. Each tile is hand decorated with a different design. The cast iron fireback is decorated with the coat of arms of King George III. Both the interior of the corner cabinet and the mantle are painted in the same color as the passage woodwork. Chinese porcelain pieces and two Delft candle holders are arranged on top the mantle. A large Delft charger hangs over the fireplace, flanked by two brass candle wall sconces.

Colonial House Fireplace

The wood burning fireplace features a custom mantle with imported, hand-decorated Delft tiles. The mantle also serves as display space for Chinese porcelains.

Colonial House Corner Cabinet

The large corner cabinet displays an extensive collection of Wedgwood Queens Ware tableware and other cream ware pieces.

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