Colonial House – Part 18

Colonial House

The first floor bedchamber, the Blue Guest Room, is in the room behind the parlor. Since it is a primary guest room, it is trimmed with chair rail and a single-piece crown moulding. The trim is painted a bright blue; a minor color in the hierarchy of important 18th century colors as would be fitting for a room not seen by most guests. A pencil post bed with tester frame and a clothes press furnish the room with Venetian blinds on the windows. The bed is placed in front of a window as would have been done in the 18th century since windows were positioned to satisfy the exterior appearance.

Colonial House Bed Chamber

The bed with tester frame is against a window, a common practice since the window is positioned to be balanced on the exterior.

Colonial House Bed Chamber

A clothes press, with a collection of Chinese ginger jars on top, hides a television. The framed print is by Joshua Reynolds, not a known relative.

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