Inventory of the Furniture (Mirror Grange, Pip, Squeak and Wilfred)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index

INVENTORY OF THE FURNITURE

NO self-respecting house is complete without an inventory of its contents, and it is hardly necessary to add that Mirror Grange is not lacking in this respect.

In these days of financial strain and stress, even the "best people" are often compelled to take unusual measures to counteract the ravages of excessive taxation.

Should the present residents of Mirror Grange ever be forced to let their dwelling for a season, while wintering abroad, or -- terrible thought -- if the property ever came into the market for sale, the would-be purchasers would realise that they were bidding for a thoroughly well-appointed property by glancing at the inventory that follows :-

Dining Room.

  • Portrait of The King.
  • Portrait of The Queen.
  • Portrait of The Prince of Wales.
  • 1 Carpet.
  • 6 Dining Chairs.
  • 1 Easy Chair.
  • 1 Wine Cooler.
  • 2 Globes of the World.
  • 1 Side-board.
  • 1 Dining Table.
  • 2 Flower Vases, and Flowers.
  • 1 Loving Cup.
  • 2 Fruit Bowls and Fruit.
  • 6 Finger Bowls.
  • 3 Wine Decanters.
  • 4 Spirit Decanters.
  • 6 Wine Glasses.
  • 6 Bass Glasses.
  • 1 Convex Mirror.
  • 1 Chandelier.
  • 1 Clock.
  • 1 Glass Dish.

Drawing Room.

  • 1 Carpet.
  • 1 Piano and Stool.
  • 1 Bookcase.
  • 1 Bookcase Bureau.
  • 1 Centre Table.
  • 1 Occasional Table.
  • 1 Book -- "The Architectural Review."
  • 1 Book -- "Country Man."
  • 1 Book -- "Sunday Pictorial."
  • 1 Family Album.
  • 1 Writing Pad.
  • 1 Bust.
  • 4 Small Chairs.
  • Portraits of Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.
  • 1 Arm Chair.
  • 1 Couch.
  • 4 Cushions.
  • 1 Fender.
  • 1 Coal Box.
  • 1 Pier Glass.
  • 1 Corner What-not.
  • 6 Vases.
  • 1 Tea Tray.
  • 4 Cups and Saucers.
  • 1 Teapot.
  • 1 Milk Jug.
  • 1 Brass Lamp and Shade.
  • 1 Table Centre.
  • Spray of Flowers under Glass Case.

Best Bedroom.

  • 1 Bedstead with Canopy.
  • Dressing Table.
  • Washstand.
  • Chest of Drawers.
  • Towel Horse.
  • Marble Clock.
  • Wardrobe.
  • Oak Clothes Chest.
  • Fancy Table.
  • Fender.
  • 2 Chairs.
  • 1 Towel.
  • 1 Carpet.
  • 1 Rug.
  • 1 Mirror.
  • 3 Pictures.
  • 2 Brass Candlesticks.
  • Wash-Basin and Jug.

Two of the most important rooms in any house are the bathroom and the nursery. The bathroom at Mirror Grange is simply yet adequately furnished.

As, however, there are some pleasure-loving people who like to read while enjoying a bath, may one plead for a book rest that can be attached to the side? Or is reading in the bath one of those indulgences that should be sternly discouraged?

Nursery.

  • 3 White Cots.
  • Wash-stand, Jug, Basin and Soap Dish.
  • 4 Rag Rug.
  • Rocking Chair.
  • Chest of Drawers.
  • Portraits of Peter and Auntie.
  • Table.
  • Rocking Horse.
  • Sailing Ship.
  • Train.
  • Dolls' House.
  • Kitchen Chair.

Bathroom.

  • 1 Clothes Press.
  • 1 Linen Cupboard with Linen.
  • Bath.
  • 1 Chair.
  • 1 Towel.
  • Shaving Glass with Drawer.
  • Tooth Brush Glass.
  • 1 Bath Mat.

No such thing as the Servant Problem should ever worry the occupants of Mirror Grange. Working in the kitchen or scullery of this well-appointed mansion should surely be a pleasure.

One may wonder, perhaps, whether Angeline will ever need the sporting gun that hangs in the kitchen, but, at any rate, she is not the sort of girl to use it on the "fish in glass case" -- tempting a target though that might be.

Kitchen.

  • 1 Store Cupboard.
  • Grandfather Clock.
  • Fish in Glass Case.
  • 1 Sporting Gun.
  • 2 Flat and 2 Tall Candlesticks.
  • 1 Iron Saucepan.
  • 1 Fish Saucepan.
  • 1 Frying Pan.
  • 1 Mixing Basin.
  • 1 Small Basin.
  • 1 Table Lamp.
  • 1 Kitchen Table.
  • 1 Set of Four Dish Covers.
  • 4 Wine Glasses.
  • 5 Beer Glasses.
  • 11 Cups and Saucers.
  • 3 Jugs.
  • 2 Teapots.
  • 4 Chairs.
  • 2 Cushions.
  • 1 Warming Pan.
  • Copper Kettle.
  • 2 Fire Dogs.
  • 2 China Ornaments.

Scullery.

  • 1 Broom.
  • 1 Towel Roller.
  • 1 Bath.
  • 1 Pail.
  • 1 Enamel Sink Pan.
  • Sink with Tap over.
  • Copper with Lid and Tap over.
  • Draining Board with 1 Plate.
  • Plate Rack.
  • Mirror.
  • Tea Cloth.

Dairy.

  • 2 Cider Barrels and Stools.
  • 1 Crate containing 4 Beer Bottles.
  • Paintpot and Brush.
  • 1 Pitcher.
  • 1 Broken Jug.
  • 4 Wine Bottles.
  • 1 Small Jug.
  • 1 Oil Can.
  • 1 Milk Churn.
  • 1 Tub and Stool.
  • 1 Butter Tub.
  • 1 Cask.

Angeline's Bedroom.

  • 1 Chest Drawers.
  • 1 Bedstead.
  • 1 Table.
  • 1 Chair.
  • Alarm Clock.
  • 1 Brass Candlestick.
  • 2 Pictures.
  • Wash-basin and Jug.
  • 1 Book (The "Love" Magazine).
  • 1 Mirror.
  • 1 Corner Hanging Cupboard.

In furnishing the ideal house, it is, perhaps, more difficult to decide what to leave out than what to put in. Consequently in a building of such reasonable size, there must necessarily be omissions, in order to avoid overcrowding.

Bedroom over Dining Room.

  • Wood Bedstead, Cover and Quilt.
  • Quilt.
  • Tall-boy.
  • Chest of Drawers and Toilet Glass.
  • Wash-stand, Jug, Basin and Soap Dish.
  • 3 Chairs.
  • Towel Horse and Towel.
  • Carpet.
  • Powder Bowl.
  • 2 Candlesticks.
  • Fender.
  • 4 Pictures.

Bedroom over Scullery.

  • Brass Bedstead and Cover.
  • Chest of Drawers.
  • Candlestick.
  • Hand Mirror.
  • Oval Toilet Glass.
  • Wash-stand, Jug and Basin.
  • 2 Chairs.
  • 2 Pictures.
  • Towel Horse and Towel.
  • Carpet.
  • Rug.

Attic -- Lumber Room.

  • 1 Broken Chair.
  • 1 Tin Trunk.
  • 1 Lantern.
  • 1 Packing Case.
  • Dressmaker's Dummy.
  • 2 Piles Books.
  • 4 Pictures.
  • 3 Picture Frames.
  • 1 Pedestal.

Courtyard.

  • 1 Governess Cart.
  • Pump.
  • Pail.
  • Water Trough.
  • Dog's Kennel.
  • House Bell.
  • Pent House.
  • 1 Seat and 1 Red Book on same.
  • 1 Lamp.
  • Water Butt.
  • Wheel Barrow.
  • 1 Scythe.
  • 1 Pair Shears.
  • 1 Birch Broom.

— , Daily Mirror, , "MIRROR GRANGE: The Book of the Daily Mirror's House for Pip, Squeak and Wilfred", , 1929