Governor's Palace, Detail of Ballroom and Door

Dublin Core

Title

Governor's Palace, Detail of Ballroom and Door

Subject

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

Description

Interior detail of a pediment above a door in the Ballroom of the Governor's Palace, 1935. The pediment exhibits richly carved neo-classical ornamentation and the royal coat of arms of the kingdom of Great Britain. Among the room's furnishings, a beautiful harpsichord 2M (accession # 1934-38,A&B), made of walnut, oak, spruce, holly, ebony, ivory, and other softwoods, is pictured to the right. 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 interiors of the Governor’s Palace have changed to reflect a more authentic and accurate view of the building’s likely contents and room arrangements.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC327P67

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 Ballroom and Door,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed May 11, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/218.