Supper Room, Governor's Palace

Title

Supper Room, Governor's Palace

Subject

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

Description

Recto and verso of official Colonial Williamsburg postcard featuring a color reproduction of a photo of the Governor's Palace Supper Room. A Chinese wallpaper pattern is visible on the walls, though it has since been removed. Among the room's furnishings, an elegant marble-topped sideboard table (accession # 1930-196) stands against the wall to the right.

Interior furnishings and decor reflect curators' views in the 1950s as to how Williamsburg's historic interiors may have looked in the eighteenth-century. Nevertheless, with the advance of new research findings 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.

According to the caption: "The ballroom wing of the Palace, containing ballroom and supper room, was added about 1751 when extensive repairs were undertaken."

Creator

Colonial Williamsburg, inc.

Date

ca. 1950s

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AV-2005-01-R
AV-2005-01-V

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5.5 inches

Files

AV-2005-01-R.jpg
AV-2005-01-V.jpg

Citation

Colonial Williamsburg, inc., “Supper Room, Governor's Palace,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 20, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/614.