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Touring the Blackwell Parlor at Winterthur
Project: Modern Colonial, Episode 22, Part 3
- Part 1: Wall Stenciling
- Part 2: Tour the Tappahannock Room at Winterthur
- Part 3: Touring the Blackwell Parlor at Winterthur
- After a brief stop to admire some fine cabinetry work attributed to the Dunlap family of New Hampshire, Bob tours one of Winterthur's most ornate rooms. The high-style architecture of the Blackwell Parlor features elaborate pediments above the doors and a fireplace mantel with intricately carved friezes evoking Philadelphia Rococo style.
The work is among the most highly-regarded examples of craftsmanship of the mid-18th century. The room's furniture with its hairy paw feet and elaborate carving, attributed to Philadelphia's General John Cadwalader, represents the most sophisticated high-style furnishings of the era.
- Part 4: Wall Stenciling, Continued
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