Living with antiques
The Captain Philo Beardsley house near Kent, Connecticut



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Figure 5. The linen and silk coverlet in this bedroom is a brilliant crimson and bears a weeping willow design. It comes from Franklin, Massachusetts, and is signed and dated Nancy Thurston, Franklin 1829.  The eighteenth-century New England blanket chest at the foot of the bed retains its original red paint. Both the maple armchair, which has its original black paint and the maple candlestand were made in New Milford, Connecticut, c. 1770. The nineteenth-century painting by an unknown artist hangs in an unusual opening in the paneling. Also singular is the hearthstone, which is cantilevered out from the chimney stack. The rugs are Caucasian.

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