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( 3 ) North Parlour:
The large mahogany drop leaf table and the smaller drop leaf sewing table are
attributed to the well known local cabinet maker Thomas Nisbet. These pieces
have acanthus leaf carvings, spiral reeding, rosettes and brass animal claw
feet resting on caster. The large leather bound Bible on the sewing table dates
from 1793 and belonged to James Crawford, a Loyalist from New York.
The chairs around the room with yellow seats are from the Regency period and
have an 'X' stretcher for extra leg support.
Who is Thomas Nisbet?
entry from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography
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