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INTERIOR - James B. Craven / Charles Bassett House
278 Depew Avenue, Buffalo, NY


On this page, below:

Vestibule

Foyer

Library

Powder room

Living room

Dining room

Kitchen

Basement

October 2021 Photos
Vestibule


Foyer (left)and
vestibule (right)



Looking outside from the vestibule



VESTIBULE                Leaded  transom window with vertical saddle bars                         Oak doors



VESTIBULE               Egg-and-dart molding                



VESTIBULE              Original sconce



VESTIBULE.              Wallpaper  
  

VESTIBULE           Wainscoting painted white - typical Colonial Revival feature



VESTIBULE                   Looking into the foyer through the side lights and doorway



VESTIBULE               Leaded glass detail  





Foyer


FOYER           All the wood in the foyer is painte
d white  - typical Colonial Revival feature



FOYER            Colonial Revival style wallpaper and white painted wainscoting and staircase



FOYER              Ionic capital above fluted column shaft


 
FOYER              Quene Anne style  newel posts and wainscoting, usually varnished, are painted white, a typical Colonial Revival feature



 
FOYER                     Quene Anne style  newel post                    Colonial Revival  balustrade

 

FOYER                            Quene Anne style  newel post  painted white                  Colonial Revival  balustrade



FOYER                 Staircase to landing


FOYER                      Staircase landing features leaded glass windows


FOYER                     Original brass chandelier                     Photo courtesy of Barbara Townsend


FOYER                   From landing to second floor


FOYER                 From landing to second floor



Library


LIBRARY


LIBRARY


LIBRARY                   Original Steuben glass shades: pulled feathers, interior gold aurene                           Photo courtesy of Barbara Townsend 


LIBRARY         All the wood in the library is gumwood


LIBRARY                    Photo of  Frank J. Offermann, the grandfather of one of the current owners, Barbara Townsend






LIBRARY                     Gumwood veneer; on the other side of the pocket doors, in the foyer, the veneer is oak                         Pocket door hardware features the Cluny design:


 
Research by home owner Barbara Townsend





Living room

Originally two parlors, later turned into one larger living room


LIVING ROOM            All the wood in the living room, including the two Colonial Revival fireplaces, is sycamore



LIVING ROOM                 Egg-and-dart molding                   Acanthus leaves                  Marble surround



LIVING ROOM           Acanthus leaves  decorate the jamb


LIVING ROOM             Pocket doors have sycamore veneer; on the other side of the doors, in the dining room, the veneer is  quartersawn oak



LIVING ROOM.           Pocket doors







LIVING ROOM                      This  window pull used in the house is also the Cluny design          Photo courtesy of Barbara Tpwnsend

                                

LIVING ROOM                   



LIVING ROOM              Mantle shelf  supported by paired corbels                Reeding                    Egg-and-dart             Marble surround






Dining room


DINING ROOM                     Coffered ceiling


 
DINING ROOM             Original crystal chandelier                         Photo courtesy of Barbara Townsend

 

DINING ROOM               Plaster medallion                 Beads and acanthus leaves


 

DINING ROOM                           Sconce                          Photo courtesy of Barbara Townsend

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DINING ROOM        Kittinger  sideboard


DINING ROOM               Empire table


DINING ROOM                  Quarter sawn white oak veneer on pocket doors


DINING ROOM               


DINING ROOM






DINING ROOM



DINING ROOM




Kitchen


Originally the cooking hearth




Powder room


POWDER ROOM               Originally the cloak room which was converted into the chauffeur's bedroom, and later this powder room



POWDER ROOM              Steuben shades: Heart & Vine pattern, with interior gold aurene                            Photo courtesy of Barbara Townsend      


POWDER ROOM              Eastlake pier

 

   POWDER ROOM   

     

POWDER ROOM                 Leaded glass windows

 

POWDER ROOM



 

Basement


Pillbox toilet top






Special thanks to home owner Barbara Townsend for her research assistance in 2006 and 2021.

Photos and their arrangement 2021 Chuck LaChiusa
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