In the Whipple Boudoir
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Victorian Bedroom (c) Strawbery BankeStrawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #34

What appears to be a perfect Victorian boudoir actually disguises a much older room in the 1760 Joseph Whipple House. The Georgian cornice and hidden colonial fireplace are old. The 1890's-era decorator has added elegant rococo revival furnishings and trendy bordered wallpaper. Then, as now, styles change and cash registers ring.

 


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John Whipple House, Portsmouth

HISIORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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Victorian Whipple Room (detail)

Whipple deroom 1890, Portsmouth