Touring the Blackwell Parlor at Winterthur

Bob tours one of Winterthur's most ornate rooms, the Blackwell Parlor.

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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.