This room is an exact replica of the Great Hall at Sulgrave
England, the ancestral home of George Washington. The facade of this wing is a duplication
of the façade at Sulgrave Manor. The restoration of Sulgrave Manor in England was
completed in 1925 with money raised in large part by American donations.
The screen that divides the Gallery from this bedroom was made from Warwick
Priory timbers by artisans who lived near Sulgrave Manor. This type of screen partition
was used in medieval, Tudor, and Jacobean houses to contain the warm air from the fireplace
in the Great Hall.
The fireplace is spacious enough to have a seat inside it on the left side.
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