Saturday, November 26, 2011
Shadow Shot Sunday - Luxury Living, 1762
Shadow Shot Sunday brings me to one of my favorite homestead museums, the Humphreys House just down the hill from us in Ansonia, once part of our small neighbor City of Derby. David Humphreys has been written about before, a unique person of history who lived close to us, and there is unique history in every town - we hope to learn it well.
This is a typical well-to-do home of the day. This room, the study, looks Puritan stark. However, it nevertheless spoke of luxury living in its day. This being the 'formal' room, it is plain by our modern day soft ideas, the softest thing here the wicker chairs. Not to mention no central heat with three drafty fireplaces that are warm for no more than one meter beyond the embers. Brrrr!
Nevertheless, a fineabode in the pre-Revolutionary US. Style and comfort are of their respective eras, and it represents an affluent living for a gentleman of his day...see more shadows of style, comfort and substance at the fun Hey Harriet!