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In addition to these sources, the team's knowledge of how a room's function in the mid-18th century related to its architectural trim also helped to determine what the conjectural woodwork would look like.  Because the Parlor was the only room to have a cornice, much of the rest of the trim in the space must have also been more elaborate than the trim found elsewhere in the ca. 1764 Montpelier.


Highly embellished trim from the parlor of an 18th-century house in Albemarle County, Virginia.