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This oil on canvas entitled 'Winter Lane' was painted by John Fabian Carlson (1875-1945). John Carlson was a Swede, who came to the U.S. in 1884 and studied with Lucius Hitchcock. It was added to the home by Alice and Fuller, Jr. and hangs in the main stairway.
Chest on Stand
This chest (Cassone) on stand is an original 1916 furnishing and was purchased from the Aimone Galleries in New York. The top of the chest is hand painted and features “The Taking of the Port of Trebisonda in the Year 1461”. Notice the beautiful carving on the front panels. It is displayed in the entrance hall from the porte cochere.
Palm Room Table and Chairs
This furniture was purchased by Fuller and Ida Callaway in 1915. The dining table is designed in the Pompeian or Greco-Roman style with four connecting painted bases featuring busted, winged sphinxes with lions’ paw feet. The chairs have saber legs, lion paw feet and winged arm supports. This dining set is the main focal point in the Palm Room.
This drawing depicts a credenza that was custom designed for the Callaway home. It was purchased from Aimone Galleries in New York during 1915. The credenza is on display in the dining room.
Chinese Export Bowl
This mid 18th century Chinese export porcelain punch bowl is displayed on the table in the living room.
Sterling Silver Tyg
This sterling silver tyg (a three handled drinking vessel) was given to Fuller and Ida Callaway on their 25th wedding anniversary in 1916. It is inscribed with their initials and the dates 1891-1916. The tyg was produced by Black, Starr, & Frost of New York. It is on display in the Visitor Center.
Scenes of Sicily
A highlight of the rear stair hall is the elegant hand blocked wallpaper. This Zuber wallpaper was painted by Vogler in 1931.
Regency Tea Caddy
A sarcophagus shaped yew wood tea caddy with inlaid boxwood lines is displayed on the living room mantle. It features ormolu lion handles and ball and claw feet. Circa 1800.
Bust of San Giorio
This polychrome ceramic bust of “St. George” is a copy of the original marble bust created by Donatello for the San Michele Church in Florence. The bust was purchased from the Aimone Galleries in New York during 1915 and is displayed on the dining room mantle.
Dining Room Chairs
The dining room features a pair of oversized open arm chairs with tree trunk-style carved beech arms and carved aprons. The two chairs have upholstered seats and backs in needlepoint with fruit garlands and putti holding musical instruments. The canvas designs are similar but not identical.
This oil on canvas entitled 'Woodland Scene' hangs on the main stairway of the Fuller E. Callaway family home. It was painted by George Cherepov (1909-1987) and depicts a fall woodland scene surrounding a stone-edged pond. Alice and Fuller added this painting to their home in 1966. This painting was awarded the Jasper Cropsey award in 1963 from the Hudson Valley Art Association.
This tapestry in the Palm Room was created by Ken Weaver and depicts the historic Ferrell Gardens. It was given to Alice Callaway by the University of Georgia in 1975 in appreciation of her generous support of the State Botanical Garden.
This custom curved sofa was made by Saybold & Cleland, a small furniture maker in Philadelphia. It was crafted in 1948 and modeled after the curved stone bench in the Sunken Garden where Alice and Fuller fell in love.
IDA Cason Callaway Portrait
Adah M. Awtrey, a noted LaGrange, Georgia portrait artists painted this oil portrait of Ida Cason Callaway in 1920. According to the inscription on the back it was "painted from life" on the terrace at Hills & Dales Estate. It hangs on the main stairway of the Fuller E. Callaway family home.
Silver Compote and Knife
This coin silver compote and sterling silver knife were owned by Ferrell family and are on display in the Visitor Center. The compote was Sarah Ferrell's and is one of only two items in the collection that were owned by Sarah Ferrell. The wedding cake knife was made in 1852 and was a wedding gift for Sarah Ferrell's brother Mickleberry and his bride Mary Jane Wilkinson.