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The Walter Thurston Gentlemen's Lounge

The Walter Thurston Gentlemen's Lounge

The Walter Thurston Gentlemen's Lounge Before Rennovation
The Walter Thurston Gentlemen's Lounge Before Renovation

Designed by Walter M. Macomber, who was the resident architect of Mount Vernon and one of the first architects of Colonial Williamsburg.

Redesigned to mirror the Martha Washington Ladies' Lounge, the Gentlemen's Lounge contains the most prized rug in the Collection, from Northwest Persia, circa 1800, measuring over twenty-eight feet long.

The girandole clock, c. 1825, was made by Lemuel Curtis, and the rare settee is attributed to Philadelphia, c. 1800. The other Philadelphia and Maryland pieces in the Lounge are among the Collection's treasures.

The room features western scenes, including works by John Mix Stanley, Charles Russell, and Albert Bierstadt.

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