Notes on Furnishing the Seventeenth-Century House

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1956

GUSN

GUSN-169911

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Description

It is very possible, because of the lack of photographic evidence, that the earliest colonial homes looked very different than we imagine. Abbott Lowell Cummings ponders some of the difficulties of furnishing historic homes and speculates on the differences we might find if we step back in time to see what these rooms looked like in colonial times.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 360

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1956.046.163.001

Abstract

It is very possible, because of the lack of photographic evidence, that the earliest colonial homes looked very different than we imagine. Abbott Lowell Cummings ponders some of the difficulties of furnishing historic homes and speculates on the differences we might find if we step back in time to see what these rooms looked like in colonial times.

Date Notes

Volume 46, Number 163 (Winter, 1956)

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Record Details

Originator

Abbott Lowell Cummings (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1956). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England