Winter Has Come (to Vaucluse House)

 

With the cooler weather drawing in, this week saw a subtle adjustment to the presentation of many of the rooms at Vaucluse House.

In the wake the our popular Winter Solstice events at Elizabeth Bay House last weekend, the onset of winter was marked this week at Vaucluse House by the return of a collection of various implements associated with the use and maintenance of fireplaces, which have been tucked away in storage since spring.

In a process called ‘wintering’ the house, staff at Vaucluse this week extracted numerous fire related objects, including fenders, fire tools, coal scuttles, bellows and pole screens from storage, dusted and polished them, and then distributed them to fireplaces throughout the house.

Vaucluse House will be open to the public every day from Friday 26th June to Sunday 12th July.

Come by, warm your hands by the fire in the kitchen range, and admire the beautiful and diverse artistry of these seasonal objects.

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Karina Wright
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Karina's first experience with Sydney Living Museums was squeezing lemons, as an anachronistically self-costumed eight-year-old...

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