Governor's Palace, Dining Room and Fireplace

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Title

Governor's Palace, Dining Room and Fireplace

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 the fireplace mantelpiece in the Dining Room of the Governor's Palace, 1935. Beautiful details characterize each fireplace within the meticulously reconstructed Governor's Palace, which opened as an exhibition building in April 1934. This close-up view of the ornate carving and marble facing on the fireplace in the governor's private dining room offers a glimpse into the lavish architectural elements of the royal residence. During excavations at the Governor's Palace site, archaeologists discovered fragments of fleur de peche marble around the surviving base of the the private dining room's chimney. Therefore, the same type of marble was used when reconstructing the private dining room's fireplace during the reconstruction of the Palace.

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

LC327P69

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, Dining Room and Fireplace,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 26, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/220.