The Missouri room is a Victorian parlor of the 1850s. This room is furnished in the ornate rococo revival style, featuring heavily carved ornamentation and curved shapes. The curved form of the sofa and side chairs are made from laminated strips of wood similar to plywood; a technique perfectly by the New York cabinet maker John Belter. The étagère or “whatnot” located in the far right corner was used as a show piece to display knick-knacks and curios.
The Missouri Period Room Virtual Tour is a gift of the Missouri State Society DAR.