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Mansions of the Virginia gentry

Author: Henry Wiencek
Publisher: Birmingham, AL : Oxmoor House, ©1988.
Series: Great American homes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Of all of Virginia's treasures, its Colonial architecture is its greatest--a rich heritage of gracefulness in brick and wood, artistry in plaster embellishments, fine furnishings, and beautiful gardens.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Wiencek
ISBN: 0848707559 9780848707552 0895351609 9780895351609
OCLC Number: 19031019
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 176 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Stratford Hall: squires on the Potomac (built by Thomas Lee, boyhood home of Robert E. Lee) --
Mount Vernon (home of George Washington) --Gunston Hall --
Agecroft Hall --
Virginia House (and Sulgrave Manor) --
Monticello (built by Thomas Jefferson) --
Shirley Plantation (built by John Carter) --
Colonial cupboard treasures --
Wilton (built by William Randolph III) --
Furnishing the new land --
Kenmore (built by Fielding Lewis) --
The art of the table --
Thomas Jefferson: Renaissance man.
Series Title: Great American homes.
Responsibility: by Henry Wiencek ; photography by Paul Rocheleau.

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Of all of Virginia's treasures, its Colonial architecture is its greatest--a rich heritage of gracefulness in brick and wood, artistry in plaster embellishments, fine furnishings, and beautiful gardens.

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