December 8, 2009
Furniture fanciers find fulfillment during in-depth tours of the Everard House
Furniture fanciers find their fantasies fulfilled Fridays during special in-depth tours of the Thomas Everard House.
Expert volunteers guide the 45-minute tours at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. in the restored Palace Green residence of a wealthy and respected prominent citizen. In addition to serving two terms as mayor of Williamsburg, Everard was a member of the vestry at Bruton Parish Church and served as clerk of the York County Court and deputy clerk of the General Court at the Capitol.
Furnishings reflect Everard’s stature in the community as a local leader. Highlights include several 18th-century pieces handcrafted in Williamsburg: a dining room sidetable, a card table in the parlor, a desk and bookcase, and a chest of drawers — all attributed to the Anthony Hay Cabinetry Shop. Other Everard House furniture treasures include a cabinet on stand from Tidewater Virginia and an exquisite bureau dressing table by Coxed & Woster, an exclusive London cabinetry firm.
“Furniture For the Everard House” experience is offered seasonally. A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket, museums ticket or Good Neighbor Card provides access to the tour. Each tour is limited to 10 participants; space is limited and a free reservation is required. Reservations may be made at any Colonial Williamsburg ticket location.
Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women.
Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at www.history.org.