~*~ Val-Kill Furnishings ~*~
Click on image to
enlarge. All images and captions from Eleanor
Roosevelt: Her Cottage.
porch, Val-Kill Cottage
used this figured Indian cotton spread on her Val-Kill
Cotton, L 256.0, W 171.0 cm
1959 and 1960
Walnut, cotton toile. H 115, W 66.6, D
Entries in Eleanor Roosevelt’s
Paper, leather; L 21, W 13.3 cm.
This lamp represents a typical feature of
Eleanor’s Val-Kill style. Based on wrought iron colonial lighting
devices, lamps like this were popular in modern
interiors. The wrought finish complemented Val-Kill’s knotty pine
paneling and casual atmosphere.
Iron, tin, paper. H 154.9, W 26.7 cm.
Plate (one from set of twelve)
This set of plates commemorates early
American naval battles. It was commissioned by the American Legion
Auxiliary from prints in the Americana collection
assembled by Mabel
Brady Garvan. It was probably a gift to FDR, who had a life-long
interest in naval affairs. Eleanor may have used them at Val-Kill.
Ceramic. D 27.9 cm.
This set of salt and
was used at the Roosevelt
Mouser Manufacturing Co.
family’s famous picnics.
Eleanor used this tea strainer
regularly for breakfast and afternoon tea at
Plastic. H 9.5 cm.
Val-Kill Cottage. One of
her favorite possessions, she also took the
strainer with her to
Sterling silver. L 18.4, W 8.5 cm.