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The Drawing Room surround also provided other information that aided the Restoration Team in virtually restoring the ca. 1765 Parlor fireplace. Because the ca. 1764 surround was not cut down when it was re-installed in ca. 1812, it provided the Restoration Team with the exact measurements of the ca. 1764 fireplace opening. Additionally, because the surround was found with its paint intact, paint samples taken from the surround enabled the Restoration Team to accurately restore its ca. 1764 finish.


The virtually restored fireplace surround in the ca. 1764 Parlor.