WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

What happened to all of the wonderful things that were once associated with the Stotesburys?

Whitemarsh Hall Furnishings and Furniture

Furniture from Mr. Stotesbury's Sitting Room

Mr. Stotesbury's Sitting Room was on the northwest side of the first floor of Whitemarsh Hall.

In some sources, this room is referred to as the Library or Mrs. Stotesbury's Library.

Mr. Stotesbury's Sitting Room

(Photo Source: Private Collection)

There are two chippendale chairs situated in front of each window with a view of the forecourt to the north. The painting on the wall is Master Day by George Romney. In the foreground on the right is a large English style mahogany carved and gilt easy chair, with flowered chintz slip covers.

 

Two Old English Chippendale Mahogany Armchairs of Chinese Design covered in brown leather

 

Chippendale Chair in the Sitting Room

(Photo Source: Private Collection)

A close-up of one of the Chippendale chairs in its original brown leather upholstery

 

The Chippendale Chairs today

(Photo Source: Private Collection)

The Chippendale chairs today, reupholstered in fabric

 

 

A large English style mahogany carved and gilt easy chair, with flowered chintz slip covers

 

Chippendale Chair in the Sitting Room

(Photo Source: Private Collection)

A close-up of one of the carved and gilt easy chairs with slip covers

 

Sitting Room Easy Chair

 

The last two remaining easy chairs today (there were four originally), without the chintz slip covers

 

Furniture from the Chintz Bedroom on the Second Floor

The Chintz Bedroom was facing north on the front facade, between the Portico Room and Mr. Stotesbury's Dressing Room

 

Chintz Bedroom

(Photo Source: Used with Permission, Courtesy of the Springfield Township Historical Society)

 

The Chintz Bedroom (shown here in the early 1920s before its redecoration) originally had a cane daybed with a matching bookcase/chest of drawers. This furniture was chosen with Mrs. Stotesbury's young granddaughter Louise Brooks in mind, as she stayed in this room when she came to visit during that period.

By the end of 1925, both pieces had been moved to the Rose Room on the third floor, after Mrs. Stotesbury had decided to remodel the west wing of that floor to include bedrooms for her grandchildren.

 

Chintz Room Cane Daybed

The bedframe for the Chintz Room Cane Daybed today

Chintz Room Cane Daybed

Chintz Room Cane Daybed

 

Chintz Room Bookcase

The matching grey painted book case/chest today, with two cane doors and four drawers underneath (later moved to the Rose Room on the Third Floor)

 

Chintz Room Wardrobe

By the end of 1925, the Chintz Room had been redecorated and included this grey painted wardrobe with two doors with wire grills.

 
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