First Floor Library
This room displays an interesting mix of memorabilia and museum-quality objects. The décor mainly reflects the English tradition, from the Georgian style pine paneling to the eighteenth-century marble mantel, and an abundance of English furnishings, including an interesting collection of miniature furniture. Family portraits in Cartier and other fine frames add a personal touch. An eighteenth-century Parisian furniture bed once was a favorite lounging spot for Marjorie Post’s beloved schnauzer, Scampi.
The paintings also reflect the intimacy of this room. Post’s parents, C.W. and Ella Post, are present in formal portraits, as is Post herself in a lovely portrait by Frank O. Salisbury. Special attention is given to her beautiful four-masted yacht, the Sea Cloud, both in a replica of the ship and in a painting by Montague Dawson.