Roseland Cottage

Parlor Ceiling Medallion

A chandelier was suspended from a hook in the center of this plaster medallion on the ceiling of the south parlor. Woodstock and Roseland Cottage never had access to gas, so the lighting was probably oil, most likely kerosene. The fixture in all likelihood was removed when electric lights were installed, and other modes of lighting seemed old-fashioned. Discoveries during preservation work on the parlor ceilings in the 1980s suggested that this medallion replaced one in the Gothic Revival style. The north parlor has an identical medallion.