The children’s bedroom interprets the life of mid-nineteenth century children. Two or three children probably shared this room. Children played in this room as well as slept here. The peachy-pink color is original based on paint samples taken from the walls. Numerous toys and books in the room are mid-nineteenth century and represent the kinds of toys the Maxwell children would have enjoyed.
This dollhouse was made about 1850 for Rachel Reeve Cope. Sailors who worked on the Cope’s clipper ships possibly built it. The dollhouse was restored to its present condition by Jean Wigton Stuart, great grand-daughter of Ebenezer Maxwell. The interior rooms mimic the rooms in the Mansion.
Kathy Liepe-Levinson, Photographer
The Mansion was fortunate to procure Kathy Liepe-Levinson, professional photographer from New York City, to photograph the Mansion’s interior rooms.