Monday, June 9, 2014

Herringbone & Border Inlays in a New York Mansion

The Tracy Mansion. Located in Brooklyn the mansion has parquet floors with inlay borders in a typical installation. The parquet floors are a world famous Herringbone layout and the border surrounding the middle area is a classical one.
Source:  www.frontdoor.com/photos/parquet-floors-historic-tracy-mansion


Another Old Parquet Floor with Inlays - Chattanooga, Tennessee

This mansion is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The table at the entry says tit has been built ”circa 1889”. It is nowadays called Mayor’s Mansion Inn formerly called Adams Hilborne Mansion Inn. The image below shows a piece of a parquet flooring composed from parquet panels and a border inlay. The article we took as source for this post is: http://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2012/08/12/even-better-than-i-remembered-chattanoogas-mayors-mansion-inn/

Old Parquet Floors with Inlays - Chattanooga, TN

Old Parquet Floors with Inlays at The Showers Mansion Bloomington, Indiana

The house is The Showers Mansion and it is located in Bloomington, Indiana. We have some date on this particular house, data that helps putting it on the history map. It has been built by a furniture magnate (W. Edward Showers) in the year 1904  (suppose 1904 is the year it was finished). The blogger which has published the image below - http://housesandbooks.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/the-showers-mansion-of-bloomington/ - does mention that ”the house has intricate parquet floors in every room”. Unfortunately there is a single image published. The parquet floor looks in excellent shape over 100 years from installation.

Parquet Floors with Inlays - Year 1904

Parquet Flooring - London House

The house is called ”Stratheden House” and it is located on the Bishops Avenue in north London. OK. I have found a couple of excellent parquet flooring images that are worth to publish. You will see how the parquet floors complement the rooms they are installed in. Present is the world famous ”Chevrons” so often confused as ”Herringbone”. Source is an article in the Daily Mail.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2308040/Lego-house-Stratheden-Bishops-Avenue-London-sale-34m.html