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Taffet gown, Kingsland Manor, Nutley NJ, virtual museum tourAll dressed up with nowhere to go, Taffeta Dress

Donated by Winifred Kingsland Carryl Harris

Winifred Harris has contributed a lot of items that belonged to the Kingsland family and we will be highlighting those artifacts in future postings. We wanted to provide an example of her generosity with a taffeta gown she donated that was worn by her grandmother, Martha Kingsland.

Winifred Carryl was born in 1928 and is the only daughter of Frederick Kingsland Carryl (1880 – 1963) and Irene Winifred Nutt (1892 – 1985). Frederick was the son of Nathan Frederick Carryl (1855 – 1906), the photographer of the pictures recently featured at the Nutley Museum by town historian, John Demmer, and Martha A. Kingsland (1851 – 1929). Martha was one of the last Kingslands born and raised in our Kingsland Manor. Her father was Joseph Kingsland III (1813 – 1899) and Margaret Mary Stuart (1825 – 1910).

In January 1990, Winifred donated this dress worn by her grandmother, Martha. The description that was recorded when the dress was received by the Historic Restoration Trust of Nutley was: plum color, taffeta, 2-piece gown and bonnet – the wedding costume of Mrs. Nathan Frederick Carryl in 1878.

Martha married Nathan F. Carryl in 1880. The dress was worn to a wedding, possibly her brother's, Joseph IV. The dress is displayed in the master Bedroom upstairs.


Black Iron Kettle and Oil Can

Donated by Ada Hanrahan

In 1984 Ada Hanrahan, one of the eight original founding members of the Historic Restoration Trust of Nutley, donated items currently on display in our Summer Kitchen. The Trust was incorporated in June 1975 with eight original members. This board of Directors was made up of Frank Cocchiola, Ken Sutphen (President), George G. Korkala (Vice President), Douglas J. Eisenfelder (Recording Secretary), Ada Hanrahan, Joan Searle, Dorothy L. Greengrove and Irwin Brill.

Ada was a life-long member of the Trust who lived in Nutley for most of her adult life. She died in Albuquerque, NM in May 2012 at the age of 88. She was married to Daniel Joseph Hanrahan. Daniel died in April 2006 at the age of 92. Daniel was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Together Ada and Daniel had 5 children. At the time of the donation, they were living on Lakeside Drive in Nutley.

The description of the items when received by the Trust in January 1984: Black iron pot; 4-1/8” deep; 9” across; handle. And: oil can painted black; 7-3/4” high; 6-1/4” across; spout; handle is wire with wood piece for clutching.

Kitchen wares, Kingsland Manor, Nutley NJ, artifacts, virtual museum tour


A Tale of Two Sideboards and Two Tables

Donated by the Greengrove Family

In May 1985 Dorothy Greengrove donated two Sheraton sideboards to the Historic Restoration Trust. “Dot” was a founding member when the Trust was incorporated in June 1975. The original Board of Directors of the Trust also included Frank Cocchiola, Ken Sutphen (President), George G. Korkala (Vice President), Douglas J. Eisenfelder (Recording Secretary), Ada Hanrahan, Joan Searle, and Irwin Brill. Sadly, we lost Dot this past September, however her dedication and generosity to the organization continues to motivate us to continue her work.

Mahogony Sheraton sideboard, Kingsland Manor, Nutley NJ, artifacts, virtual museum tour

A description of the first sideboard: straight-front Sheraton design; mahogany; 66” long x 19” wide and 19” (cabinet part) 2 doors on sides; 2 drawers in middle – top one rounded; turned legs 17”

Sheraton sideboard, Kingsland Manor, Nutley NJ, artifacts, virtual museum tour

The second Sheraton sideboard: 36” long x 18” wide x 17” (cabinet part) 2 doors; turned legs 17”

Mahogony 2-tier pierced piecrust table, Kingsland Manor, Nutley NJ, artifacts, virtual museum tour

Karl Greengrove, Dot’s son, inherited his mother’s generosity. Karl has donated many items that we will be highlighting in future postings. We wanted to include a couple he recently contributed: a round mahogany two-tier pierced piecrust table with three carved claw feet is an attractive addition to the formal dining room. And: a round oak pedestal table with four carved claw feet.

Oak Pedestal Table, Kingsland Manor, Nutley NJ, artifacts, virtual museum tour

The sideboards and two-tiered pie table are in our Dining Room. The oak table is in our Kitchen.


If you have the time.

Kingsland Clocks

We have clocks throughout the Kingsland Manor. We already highlighted some of our clocks. If you time, you can see the rest.

Ansonia Clock, Kingsland Manor, Nutley NJ, artifacts, virtual museum tour

In our parlor we have an Ansonia clock that belonged to the Kingsland family and was donated to us by Robert Steven Kingsland, the son of Robert Elwood Kingsland and Barbara Nancy Brown Kingsland. The clock case is black enameled cast iron. Ansonia displayed their cast iron clocks for the first time at the New York World’s Fair of 1853. Our clock probably dates to around 1860.

New Haven 'banjo' clock, Kingsland Manor, Nutley NJ, artifacts, virtual museum tour

In our hallway we have a New Haven “Banjo” clock. We are not sure when we acquired the clock, but it is about the same age as the Ansonia. The New Haven Clock Company began in 1853 supplying clock movements to the Chauncey Jerome Manufacturing Company. In 1856, the Jerome firm went bankrupt and was purchased by New Haven. Our Jerome & Company clock in the Museum and this New Haven clock in our hallway are therefore related.

Waterbury clock, Kingsland Manor, Nutley NJ, artifacts, virtual museum tour

Our Office clock is a Waterbury clock donated to us by Karl Greengrove, the son of the late Dorothy Greengrove who was, and is such a large part of the success of our organization. The clock has a carved walnut case and strikes on the hour. Karl has continued the family generosity that we will be highlighting with future artifact additions.

Gingerbread Gilbert Clock, Kingsland Manor, Nutley NJ, artifacts, virtual museum tour

The clock in our dining room was owned by Clara Francis Sanford’s family and was donated to us by Robert Steven Kingsland. Clara was Robert’s grandmother. The clock is a ‘Gingerbread’ Gilbert clock. The company that manufactured this clock started in 1828 but was only known as the Gilbert Clock Company for a short time 1866 – 1871. Interestingly, in 1837 the company was known as Jerome, Grant, Gilbert and Company. The same Jerome of our “Seth Parker” clock and our “Banjo” clock.

Walnut Case Emperor Clock, Kingsland Manor, Nutley NJ, artifacts, virtual museum tour

The modern wall clock in our kitchen is key wound and chimes on the hour and half hour. It was donated to us by Patti Maher. It has a walnut case and was manufactured by the Emperor Clock Company.


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