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Empire Room

Glen Magna Farms is truly a unique property that leaves a lasting impression on all who experience it.

CARTER & COMPANY

MICHAEL CARTER

36 Newbury Street, Fourth Floor

Boston, Massachusetts 02116

617-227-5343

www.mcarterandco.com 

 

It is with much enthusiasm and excitement that Carter and Company of Boston participates in the decoration and

refurbishment of the Endicott Mansion for the 2013 Designer's Holiday Show House.

 

It is especially meaningful and gratifying to Principal Michael Carter because the show house will benefit the

preservation of the classical masterpiece, the Derby Summer House, which is sited within the grounds and gardens of Glen Magna Farms, and is the fitting symbol of the Danvers Historical Society. "When I was in my early twenties I

started keeping a file of magazine clippings of all sorts of images that inspired me: rooms, colors, fabrics, etc. I loved

history, architecture and all things classically inspired. And in that early file there was a picture of a beautiful classical folly, a two-story tea house, and all I knew was that it was somewhere near Salem and that it was absolutely sublime. He eventually came to know that it was designed by the legendary architect and carver Samuel McIntire, and the clipping is still in his "special file" to this day.

 

Carter and Company has decorated the Empire Room with period furnishings original to the house

 

EMPIRE ROOM

The family referred to this room as the Empire Room because the furniture it contained dated to Napoleon's time (1799- 1815). The Empire Style would have been the fashionable furniture style between 1820 and 1840. This bedroom and the one adjoining were used by Mr. and Mrs. Peabody until their death in 1892.

 

The Honorable Joseph Chamberlain, Mary Endicott's husband, often used this bedroom while staying at The Farm.

 

A ROOM WITH A VIEW: To the left of the formal hedge is the formal flower garden designed by Joseph Chamberlain in 1896 with a columned Pergola as the gateway to the less formal gardens and Arboretum. A wisteria vine planted in 1899 still grows and flowers every May on the Pergola.

 

Wallpaper: Farrow & Ball

Wallpaper installer: Paul Beath

Curtain and Canopy installer: Carole Bruce Workroom

Fabric: RM Coco

Lace fabric: Schumacher

Bed: Society Collection

Slipper Chair: Society Collection

Restoration of chairs: David Rego Upholstery

Side Chair: Society Collection

Secretary: Society Collection

Light fixture: Society Collection

Two bedside tables: Society Collection

One Statue and pitcher with bowl: Society Collection

1 Portrait of woman: Society Collection

Desk: Society Collection

Desk restoration: Alan Chused

Carpet: Landry & Arcari

Various accessories: Brookline Village Antique

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Empire Room

Before Showcase

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Empire Room

After Showcase

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Empire Room

After Showcase