In its collections, Victoria Mansion has over ninety percent of the objects that were in the house in 1860. After Ruggles Morse passed away, his widow Olive made a room-by-room list of the furnishings and objects she sold to the Libby family along with the house. Thankfully, we have that original inventory and have used it, as well as photographs taken during the Morse and Libby occupancies, to identify pieces that were removed from the site and to ensure they are returned to their proper locations.
Cabinet, 1858-1860. Maple and rosewood. Gustave Herter. Victoria Mansion.
Parlor festoons, 1858-1860. Silk and wire. Victoria Mansion. Photo: Gail Dodge.
Emmanuel Leutze, The Iconoclasts, 1846. Oil on canvas. Gustave Herter, 1858-1860. Victoria Mansion.
Gustave Herter and unknown French manufacturer, 1858-1860. Rosewood, marble, porcelain. Victoria Mansion. Photo: J. David Bohl.