Making changes…as we spend more time at home

Introducing vintage maps, nautical charts & reproductions!

We have over 30 antique maps and charts from the Library of Congress, which are in the public domain. If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you can see updates of  installations, starting with a Manchester-by-the-Sea Chart from the home owners private collection. At the suggestion of designer Emily Sumner I reproduced this 1822 chart at about 500% of its original size and colorized the land. This was applied to the ceiling in the “Map Room”. There is beauty in using charts on the “fifth wall”, ceilings are a forgotten place to decorate.

Sidenote: We found the molding surrounding the mural was not square, Greg Kahler “PHD – Paper Hanging and Design” had the brilliant suggestion of an appliqué of the border which follows the shape of the “box”.

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