Glenview, A Street View Tour
 
 

The Hudson River Museum partnered with Google Cultural Institute to photograph the interior of Glenview, the Hudson River Museum’s historic river home. Using the Streetview Camera, a Streetview tour was produced, that you may take here to explore the home’s Dining Room, Sitting Room, Parlor, Library, and Great Hall. Scroll up, zoom in, and move in a 360 degree circumference to see the stenciled ceilings and woodwork in the rooms. Descriptions on the views provide information on selected furnishings and decorative objects, paintings, and sculptures.  See the Billiard Room too, which now houses the 19th-century styled dollhouse. Nyblewyck Hall.

 

 

Front Facade of Glenview MansionFront Facade
Begun in 1876 and completed in 1877 and overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, six period rooms of the Mansion have been restored to reflect the lifestyle of its turn-of-the-century residents, the John Bond Trevor family.
©1995 Frederick Charles
The Hudson River Museum

©1995 Frederick Charles
The Hudson River Museum

Grand Staircase in Great Hall of GlenviewGrand Staircase in Great Hall
The Dining Room, Sitting Room, Library and Great Hall have magnificently stenciled ceilings, fine woodwork, furnishings and decorative objects, paintings, and sculptures. The Great Hall also boasts a beautiful, colorfully tiled floor.

 
 

Sitting Room in Glenview Mansion.Sitting Room
The interior design follows the Eastlake style, which incorporates abstracted designs inspired by nature, such as the carved and inlaid sunflower details of the woodwork. Glenview is considered one of the finest examples of an American Eastlake interior open to the public. Delicately incised birds eye maple cabinetry is a notable feature of the Sitting Room.


©1999 Peter Daly
The Hudson River Museum

©1999 Peter Daly
The Hudson River Museum

Parlor
The Parlor was designed as a whole ensemble: wallpaper; ceiling stencils; textiles and furnishings created a rich layering of pattern, color and texture. Highlights of this room include: Meissen china figure groups and an Italian marble sculpture of Faust and Marguerite.

 
 
Ebony Library

The Library is distinctive for it's ebonized cabinetry, embellished with veneers cut to create an inlaid pattern. The fashion for polished black furniture was inspired by Japanese design and lacquer work. The museum's collection of Kimbel and Cabus ebonized furniture is a highlight of the Library.