Victorian décor of the Renaissance Revival Period (1860-1890) dominates the formal drawing room of the Fenton Mansion. Restored and recreated in 1989 with some of the museum’s finest artifacts, the drawing room exhibits the stiff and sparse decorating style of formal visiting.
The Drawing Room was restored in 1989. Conservators found remains of stenciling on the ceiling and of original paint colors. The Gasolier is original to the mansion and has been restored and electrified.
Portraits on display in this room are of Governor Reuben Fenton and his daughter Jeannette. Matching portraits, of his wife Elizabeth Scudder Fenton, and daughter Josephine are in the colelction of the Chautauqua County Historical Society located in Westfield NY.
Please enjoy this selection of Museum From Home videos about the Drawing Room.