WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

What happened to all of the wonderful things that were once associated with the Stotesburys?

E.T. Stotesbury's Bed from El Mirasol

Architect Addison Mizner designed El Mirasol in the Mediterranean style, and the interior decoration tended to correspond. Mizner acquired some furnishings on the buying trips he made to Europe. He made many others at his factory in West Palm Beach, where great care was taken to simulate the look of authentic pieces from past centuries. Mr. Stotesbury's bedroom at El Mirasol featured a very old, handcarved wooden bed with headboard painted in vivid colors. The pair of stands of drawers flanking the bed, as well as two bureaus (one of which is seen in the first photo below), were manufactured and painted in blue and black with gold accents to harmonize with the bed. The walls of the bedroom were decorated with paintings of bullfight scenes.

E.T. Stotesbury bedroom at El Mirasol

E.T. Stotesbury's bedroom at El Mirasol

Photo Source: Mattie Edwards Hewitt collection, Pennsylvania State Archives

Close-up of E.T. Stotesbury's bed

E.T. Stotesbury's bed at El Mirasol

Photo Source: Mattie Edwards Hewitt collection, Pennsylvania State Archives

Headboard of E.T. Stotesbury's bed

Headboard of E.T. Stotesbury's bed at El Mirasol

Photo Source: Mattie Edwards Hewitt collection, Pennsylvania State Archives

The bed and some of the furniture survive today in remarkably good condition, as shown below.

The Stotesbury bed today

E.T. Stotesbury's bed from El Mirasol as it looks today

The Stotesbury headboard today

The headboard of the Stotesbury bed today

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