1910 - 1920 (Edwardian)

edwardian christmas

This room is displayed as the drawing room of the house of an aristocratic family.

The room is dominated by the Christmas tree which is decorated with tinsel and tin clip decorations which hold small candles. The decorations range from sparkling fruit, toy instruments, animals and baskets.

An influence from family who has immigrated to America prevails with a train set running around the tree and large sized presents.

With the introduction of a cheap rate for postcards in 1870, the sending of cards increased dramatically. Christmas cards from friends and family abroad and decorate the branches of the tree.

A cup of tea and Christmas petit fours and chocolates are being consumed as Christmas cards are being written by the bureau.

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