Day 3.

The Nichols House Museum
on Beacon Hil
          Mt. Vernon Street was home to many prestigous families in the early 1800's.  Specifically at 55 Mt. Vernon Street, orginally owned in 1804 by the Mason's, resided Miss Rose Standish Nichols with her collections of art, furniture, and memorabila. She and her two sisters, all trained at the Miss Shaw School, studying carpentry and woodworking, which for a women in the 1800s was very impressive.  They were all also well educated and talented.  Miss Nichols specially was still traveling to Switerzland until a year before her death at age 89.  Born in 1872 she was an author, a suffragette, a lifelong pacifist, and a women's rights activist at a time when that was an far unseen future.  She was a world travler, studying English, Spainish, and Italian landscape architecture and gardens, writing books on each style.  Her house has been preserved, with most of its original furniture and collections from the family, including several sculptures created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens who was Miss Nichols uncle.  She was such a diverse and interesting women, so it is fitting that her house still displays her passion and personality. (Nichols House Museum Website.)

Pictured Below:  Miss Rose Nichols during a magazine photoshoot

Tapestry from the mid 16th to the early 17th century, worth at 500,000 (only worth less than 1 million because the family cut the bottom border so it would fit the wall better.)
Beautiful Textured Wallpaper

Rose's Bedroom

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love to hear from you and appreciate all the love notes I get :D