Featured Dining Room Tour

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Ghopper1924, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    I think that the first room tour thread went splendidly, so it's time for another one. I picked the room at random, and you should feel free to do so as well. Hungry? Let's go!

    The dining room has graduated sleigh bells on original leather martingales on each side of the entrance. The wallpaper is original to the house. We've hung a stained glass window from a ca. 1890 house in Ohio in our picture window, and there is a 200-year old white pine in the yard, which you can't see too well. The rug is an Aubusson that's been in the family for about 100 years. The chandelier is original to the house.
    The matching walnut and grey marble top parlor table and wall mirror are ca. 1885, and have been in the family since the 19th century. A paper label on the underside of the table states: “Stadtfeld & Wolf/ Manufacturers of Tables/ 351 South Canal St. Chicago.” The table and mirror were made to go together; for some reason this was extremely unusual back then. The silver ewer and tray have been in the family since ca. 1900; the condiment set is a recent purchase. The banquet lamp, by Bradley & Hubbard, has multiple patents. I understand it's twin is in the Smithsonian.
    The walnut Eastlake buffet, also ca. 1885. is attributed to Mitchell & Rammelsberg of Cincinnati, St. Louis, and New Orleans, but might easily be by another maker. The shelves have items by Mason's of England, tazzas by Murano, shot glasses from Scotland ca. 1780, Czech lusters ca. 1925, a jelly compote from West Virginia made in 1886, and various items from local auctions.
    The tall case clock is an 1896 Waterbury Floor Regulator #8 with a walnut case made in Waterbury, Connecticut and an Italian movement.
    The credenza was made ca. 1875 and is faced in walnut burl with ebonized highlights and marble tops. The piece was made in Philadelphia by an unknown cabinet maker, maybe Allen and Brother. There are 3 French Art Nouveau lamps, a cut glass flower vase, and a family portrait on top. The pastoral print above is in its original frame and has been in the family over 100 years. Another one sold recently for the whopping sum of $25.00.

    This etagere is ca. 1870, from the Cincinnati and St. Louis firm of Mitchell &
    Rammelsberg. It probably originated in their St. Louis "Ware Room." The pieces on it include a couple of Lladros, a large aesthetic movement vase ca. 1890 signed by the Rococo Art Glass Co., and the 1870s Victorian equivalent of "Big Mouth Billy Bass," which unfortunately does not sing or talk. The red vase is French and the origin of the pair of large trumpet vases is unknown, but they're probably not too old. The chenille textile picture is from ca. 1910 or so and was recently - and elaborately - restored.
    The table is mahogany, ca. 1850s Rococo Revival, but its origin is unknown. There are 4 walnut Renaissance Revival balloon-back chairs ca. 1870 that don't match the table. The centerpiece is German cut crystal ca. 1880.

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  2. NewEngland

    NewEngland Well-Known Member

    The bells are wonderful, and I love your glass pieces and the huge clock. I assume you do not have little children or cats!
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  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    What pretty lusters. I imagine green more uncommon than pink, for instance. Is that so?

  4. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    It is beyond lovely and you have a wonderful way of letting us know what is what. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! No little children or cats, you are correct.

    Hmmm, it does seem like I see mostly red/pink or white ones, now that you say that...
  6. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    B E A U T I FU L pieces, and the room is so elegant!
    Love your place and the info you give on each piece :)
  7. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    Jesus, that's a BEAUTIFUL room!! Next time can you throw a dirty sock or a fork on the floor to make it look more "realistic" - LMAO!!!!!
  8. Bingamum

    Bingamum Active Member

    The view from the double doors is breathtaking. There is so much to see; so many talking points; so much history. The wallpaper is perfect and frames the collection beautifully. Thanks for inviting us all in for a peek!
  9. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Wow, fabulous room Ghopper124, I love everything in it:) Thank-you for sharing.

    lol, too funny Rayo56:)
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  10. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    That room is absolutely perfect in every way Ghopper.
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  11. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Do you live there? Or just stand back & admire? Beautiful. Love that you have so many things that have been in the family for generations.
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  12. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    :) We do live here, and as fellow antique lovers I know y'all understand how enriching it is to be around things you love every day. Not only does it charge your batteries, but taking care of things that deserve care helps cultivate self respect in some difficult-to-explain way.

    Thanks, everyone, for all the warm words! Especially nice since you represent a seasoned audience with lots of knowledge and appreciation of the good things.
  13. lovewrens

    lovewrens Active Member

    I enjoyed this walk through your dining room so much, and I think you make an excellent tour guide! (I especially love the touches of art nouveau.)
  14. Roshan Ko

    Roshan Ko Well-Known Member

    What a beautiful house you have and thank you for taking the time to show us everything. I am truly amazed the level of details you have on the items in your house including those which have been handed down from generations. It is truly heart warming that you have cared for these for such a long time.

    I was wondering if we could get a picture of the left hand side of the dining room which has some items on the table palour and of the vase which a glimpse can be seen in the etagere
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  15. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

  16. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    Truly amazing room! Thanks for sharing--it's inspiring.
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  17. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    How do u keep the place so spotless ??;):playful::playful:
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  18. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    The kids are grown, and I'm allergic to cats. We think that we're just custodians of these things, and its our pleasure to take care of them. Believe it or not, most of these things require very little effort. ;)
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