Raleigh Tavern, Parlor

Title

Raleigh Tavern, Parlor

Subject

Block 17. Building 06.
Raleigh Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Taverns (Inns) -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Furniture -- Virginia -- Williamsburg

Description

Interior of Raleigh Tavern's Common Dining Room, 1935. The portrait above the fireplace features the Marquis de Lafayette (accession # 1930-593), the young French major general who commanded an American division under General Washington at the 1781 Battle of Yorktown. An early eighteenth-century gateleg dining table (accession # 1930-72) is also exhibited in the center of the room, surrounded by other furnishings and decorative items along the room's perimeter.

The Raleigh Tavern was the frequent scene of both jollity and consequence. Burned to the ground in 1859, the tavern was reconstructed from published illustrations, insurance policies, and archaeology that uncovered most of the original foundations. Interior furnishings and decor reflect curators' views in the 1930s as to how Williamsburg's historic interiors may have looked in the eighteenth century. Nevertheless, with new research advances over the years, the Raleigh Tavern's interiors have changed and evolved to reflect a more authentic and accurate view of each room's likely contents and arrangements.

 

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

This material is protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). For reproduction queries: Rights and reproductions

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC326P6

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Original Format

Gelatin or collodian printing out paper with platinum toning, mounted on board

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Files

LC326P6.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Raleigh Tavern, Parlor,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 6, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/152.