Governor's Palace, Detail of Fireplace and Entrance Hall

Dublin Core

Title

Governor's Palace, Detail of Fireplace and Entrance Hall

Subject

Block 20. Building 03.
Governor’s Palace (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Public buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Furniture -- Virginia -- Williamsburg

Description

Interior of Governor's Palace, detail of the fireplace in the main entrance hall, 1935. Richly carved wooden wall paneling, marble floor tiling, and a marble mantelpiece exhibit the wealth and power of the royal governor, who served as the Crown's official representative in Virginia. An ornate wooden carving of the royal coat of arms is affixed to the wall above the fireplace and "...represented the authority by which the governor ruled." Furthermore, "the hall at the Palace served as a screening area where visitors wishing to see the governor were 'sorted out.'"

(Source: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg [Williamsburg, Virginia: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1998], pg. 85).

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC327P48

Rights Holder

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

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

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Governor's Palace, Detail of Fireplace and Entrance Hall,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed July 6, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/200.