Recently we visited Winterthur, the country Estate of Henry Francis du Pont, in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, in Delaware.Our tour was on the fifth floor of this huge estate. We saw many mantles and I hope you enjoy them! More pictures tomorrow of the estate!
Jennifer aka Gigi
Sideboard - Six silver tankards made by Boston silversmith Paul Revere in 1772
Check out the Mantel Party @ http://bethcrabtreehunter.blogspot.com/
Henry Francis Dupont lived from 1880 - 1969 . The museum is closed the month of Feb.
"My purpose in leaving Winterthur as a Museum to the public is to afford
all those interested an opportunity to view and to study the conditions
surrounding the early American home life."-- Letters and Notes to
Executors and Winterthur Directors
"It seemed to me that early American arts and crafts had not been given
the recognition they deserved.... I hoped, therefore, that, by preserving
under one roof examples of architecture, furniture, and widely divergent
early American materials of all kinds, interest in this field would be
stimulated and that the magnificent contribution of our past would be
helped to come into its own."