First Parlor

Of note in the first and second parlors are the arched pocket doors at the windows as well as between the rooms.  The woodwork is faux-grained.  The carved marble mantels are original to the House.  The gasoliers converted to electricity are of the Beaux-Arts period.  The piano is a Chickering piano donated by noted historic decorator C. Dudley Brown who directed the design of the interior of the House along with Richard H. Slater.  The former Executive Director of the Historic Richmond Foundation, John G. Zehmer, Jr., also served as an advisor.