Shingle House



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Bee Hive Oven

Sugar Loaf Cutter

Burl Bowl

Knot on tree that can
be made into a burl bowel

Small Dish with floral design
engraved silver spoon both
belonging to the first family,
Daniel Burt & Martha Bradner

Dishes from England made
for import to the Colonies

Sewing Sampler

Franklin Stove in
North Parlor

Painting of a Revolutionary War
battle on the Hudson River

Dove of Peace on
Queen Ann Mirror

Coverlet made in 1848
in the Borning Room
Flax Spinning Wheel with
branch to hold flax

Flax Plant






History of Coverlet

Phoebe Ann Edsall of Edenville, NY, helped shear the sheep, carded and spun the wool into yarn. Then securing dye from the barks of trees, she dyed the yarn. It was then sent to Newburgh, where a man, who made his own designs, wove it. The story is that his designs were so intricate that eventually he went insane from such difficult labor.

Mrs. Edsall was the Great Great Grandmother of the former owners of the coverlet,  Mrs. L. N. Peave and Mrs. T. E. Cobb.