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Federal Style Interiors

The key aspect of federal style interior design, as well as Federal furniture, home and architectural design, is the notion of symmetry and balance, of good order and alignment; outside and inside are in harmony. Ultimately we must travel as far back as ancient Rome, Greece, and even Egypt, so as to discover the origins of this style, and generally, in the modern sense, we would call it "classical" or "neoclassical".

Federal Interior
Hamilton Hall, Chestnut St., Salem, Mass., 1808, architect Samuel McIntire, 1757-1811.

Federal Fireplace Mantel in the Adam Style.
Federal Fireplace Mantel in the Adam Style.
Pierce-Nichols house, 80 Federal St., Salem, Mass.

Bedroom Interior
East bedroom of Pierce Nichols house.

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