Governor's Palace, Upper Middle Room
Interior of the Upper Middle Room in the Governor's Palace, 1935. Among other furnishings, a beautiful desk (accession # 1930-210), made of mahogany, white pine, and ash, stands against the wall to the left.The room's former hand-tooled leather wall coverings are also visible on the walls, though they have now been removed due to deterioration.
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 advancements over the years, the interior furnishings of the Governor’s Palace have changed to reflect a more authentic and accurate view of the building’s likely contents and room arrangements.