The imitable style, elegance, and character of historic American architecture are beautifully presented in this guided tour to the magnificent millwork of the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate. The former residence of Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur features more than 175 period rooms spanning in time from 1640 to 1840. Each room showcases not only the finest American antique furniture, but also the extensive range of historic millwork from this particularly stunning era. Moving chronologically through the Georgian and Federal periods, the various millwork styles featured in 20 of the Winterthur's most representative rooms are explored through a unique blend of photographs, history, and technical drawings. Each room's discussion features a color photograph, breakdown of the architectural details, commentary on each element, and glossary of pertinent architectural terms.