Parlor from the William C. Williams House

Maker: Theophilus Nash (died 1854)

Date: 1810–11

Geography: Made in Richmond, Virginia, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Mahogany and marble

Dimensions: 237 x 239 in. (602 x 607.1 cm)

Classification: Architecture

Credit Line: Gift of Joe Kindig, Jr., 1968

Accession Number: 68.137


Acquired from a house built for the Richmond lawyer William Clayton Williams (1768–1817), the room’s most notable features are its rich mahogany woodwork and blue-and-gray King of Prussia–marble baseboards. The room’s wallpaper featuring scenes of Paris is a reproduction of the type sold in the United States in the 1810s. The elegant furniture by Charles-Honoré Lannuier and Duncan Phyfe is not original to the room, but further enhances the sophisticated Anglo-French aesthetic of the room.