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The Armour-Stiner (Octagon) House
Irvington-On-Hudson, New York


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Entry Hall of the Octagon House, recently restored

The nineteenth century neo-Roman theme was carried through into the interiors of the house, which are essentially as they were in 1872. The doorknobs, lighting fixtures and silverware contain images of Roman soldiers and charioteers. The original plaster, woodwork, and gilded surfaces have been analyzed and conserved.

Salon of the Octagon House with restored decorative painting scheme

The Salon contains a portion of the original parlor suites by New York City cabinetmaker George Hunzinger and the Newark, New Jersey cabinetmaker John Jelliff. Other furnishings have been added in the spirit of the original furnishings and their motifs. The gaslights and chandeliers exhibit elaborate cast classical motifs and the opal glass shades are painted with neo-Roman images.

    All rights resevered, Joseph Pell Lombardi Architect, 2004