Dining Room

Harrell Dining Room

Harrell Dining Room

Mr. Loverd Bryan Harrell was most generous with his financial help. With the exception of the dining table and chairs, the furnishings for this room were purchased from funds donated by Mr. Harrell.

The square piano is a rosewood grand piano of the Civil War period. It was given in memory of “Parson Jack” by the Baptist Tabernacle, Columbus, Georgia. It is a later piece than the 1850 cutoff date, but it does serve a useful function at this time.

The three-drawer chest on a post is Empire.

The long dining table is a twentieth century reproduction of an 1840 banquet type table. The Inn hopes to acquire an original at a later date.

The two sideboards are Georgia Empire pieces.

The mirror is a gold leaf over pine and is sectioned with a half-banister trim. It is a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Davis of Atlanta.

The smaller dining table is a drop-leaf Empire pedestal table.

The table by the wall is a mahogany veneer country Sheraton server. The pressed glass communion set was originally used at Elam Church, which is no longer standing.


The china is Staffordshire. When the back yard was excavated, broken pieces were found thus giving a clue as to the china in use at that time.

The oriental rug was the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Davis of Atlanta.

The picture over the chest, with its castle over the hill, reflects the romantic influence of Sir Walter Scott on this period. This painting and the two in the Ladies Parlor were from the Shepherd Plantation which was located on the Chattahoochee River in Stewart County. They were restored by the Columbus Museum and given to the Bedingfield Inn.


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