Wilmington, Delaware

October 1, 2006

We took the little shuttle bus from the visitor center to the main building.

We had purchased  tickets ($15) to view the gallery.  We could have bought  tour tickets to see other parts of the house ($5 for each tour).  There are 176 rooms in the house and you can only see some of the rooms on  the separate tours.  The gallery  is able to occupy quite a few hours if you look at the items in depth.

The entrance to the gallery frames a new acquisition, a tall case clock. 

A Chippendale mahogany block-front secretary with mirrored, arched panel doors. Boston, ca. 1750

 A collection of  chairs, the lowest row side chairs in the Hepplewhite style, ca. 1780;  the second row containing a fine collection of Queen Anne sides, ca. 1750; and the highest a series of Windsors, of various styles and some in original paint, 1790-1830.

A rather unassuming Hepplewhite roll-top secretary of fine proportions, ca. 1790.

A Chippendale mahogany scroll-top highboy, Philadelphia, ca. 1760-1780.  Pretty spiffy, and definitely worth cutting a hole in the ceiling for.

A delicious New England mahogany tea table with King of Prussia, Pa. marble top, pad feet and finely molded apron. 1740-1780.

An oak 3 panel  chest, bearing fine carving, original coloration and dated 1676. An extraordinary survivor from the days of Charles II.

 A mahogany Hepplewhite shield-back side chair, ca. 1780.

 A great Providence 9-shell mahogany chest-on-chest, 1775-1790.

BTW, Winterthur is pronounced WIN-TER-TOOR.

We will have to return to take some of the gallery tours.  We took many pictures, and we would be happy to share them.  Let me know if you want to see more!

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Here's a link to all the rest of the grandkids' pages.

This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!  Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

 travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island

Texas Signs amused us
More signs.
Texas Critters

Art Museum at Vassar

CMOG  Corning Museum of Glass -
Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY

Cherry Valley, New York

Mid Atlantic:  Longwood Gardens
Longwood Fountains
Longwood Flowers
Winterthur Silver
Winterthur Children's Park

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix

Other interests: 


Leslie designed a webpage for:
Stride of Central New York

Animals hummingbirds  2
robin baby

Gray Fox

Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus

Hummingbird Moth  1  2

October Snow
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park  2

kids on the swing
Published  10/17/06
Photos by Leslie or David

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