House With Heirlooms From Civil War Days
I had the joy of visiting a really old house the other day – one that stated life before the civil war – the English one. So that tells you it was pre 1640. The family have not been the custodians all that long, it came to them via distant uncle who had remained unmarried and childless and my chum was the lucky, if somewhat amazed, beneficiary of this sad situation. He and his young family are still taking stock of what they have been charged with and so far he has discovered that a few pieces of the furniture has come from various houses dotted throughout the country that belonged to various factions of the long standing family owners from the start. The rest of it has been acquired through sale rooms, auction houses, online bidding sites. The newly installed dining set is beautiful and will become the next heirloom.