Description:American Renaissance Revival carved and gilt walnut valances circa 1875, figural carved pediment on molded frame; four with carving and two plain; carved H18 1/2" W61 1/2" D11 1/4" inside W60 1/2" D5 1/8"; and plain H4 7/8" W60 1/2" D7" inside W56 1/2" D4 3/8"
Provenance: purchased from the Robert Martin House, Charleston, SC
Other Notes: Constructed by Robert Martin, this is one of the largest houses in this area of old Mazyck-Wraggborough. The 3-story brick dwelling is a double house that stands upon a high brick basement. The Greek Revival fashion comes through in the bold and robust features of the house. Its square bulk has a broad gabled roof with a dog-toothed cornice and brick quions. Solid marble lintels top each window which have brownstone sills. The piazzas are supported by Doric columns; those on the basement level are 5 feet in circumference. The entrance way is carved in an egg-and-dart trim. The house is noted for having the first stationary bathtub in the city. It is located in the basement level and is carved from a block of Winnsboro granite and is seven feet in length.
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