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The design process for the shutters was relatively straightforward.  The best, most intact example from each of the six shutter types was selected and then used to develop construction drawings.  To determine the original size of the ca. 1812 wing shutters that had been cut down in ca. 1848, measurements were taken of the window openings and then the new shutters were designed to fit within the opening.  In every case the dimension of each surviving element from the ca. 1812 shutters was copied for the design of the reconstructed shutters.  As a result, the reconstructed shutters are indistinguishable from the originals.


The design for the reconstructed shutters installed on the Drawing Room's triple-sash windows.