The Reception Room
The blue and gold color scheme of the Reception Room was
inspired by the Maine State Flag. It is matched by drapery fabric comparable
to that used in 1919. The two fireplace mantles of black Italian figured
marble were imported from Italy by James G. Blaine. The Hepplewhite inspired
chairs covered in Damask and the arm chairs covered in the pale gold diamond
weave were part of the furnishings acquired for the house by the state
in 1919. Three significant Maine paintings recently added to this room
are "The Rocky Coast of Maine" painted by Harrison B. Brown in
1877, "Portland Head Light" of 1900 by George McConnell, and "Delano
Park, Cape Elizabeth," a 1904 work by John Calvin Stevens.
Garden and grounds photos taken by Matthew Hunt and Kris Weeks-Oliveri
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