07/18/2009 by Joan Waddell 0 Comments
The search is on!
Once we were assigned our room, we were given access to the "cages" located in the State archival warehouse, to find the furnishings we wanted to use. Everything from sconces to rugs and all kinds of furniture were stacked up and waiting for someone to pluck. After some rummaging, I found a "jewel in the rough" – two metal cornice boards that would be perfect for my window treatments. Like a crown, they will set off the taffeta drapes beautifully! But that wasn’t all. Behind several large chests, was the real discovery of the day – a fabulous ornately carved chinese cabinet inlaid with marble and ivory. What a great accent piece for the room!