Built in 1820 for a merchant, and soon after purchased by Governor William Aiken Jr., whose family owned the home for 142 years, the Aiken-Rhett house offers a glimpse into antebellum and post-war life in Charleston.
Now under the stewardship of the Historic Charleston Foundation, the organization is dedicated to sharing the stories of the enslaved men, women and children who maintained the estate, while also showcasing furniture, architecture and finishes from the mid-19th century.
Here, we explore a modern wish list inspired by the classic estate.
Blossom Margherita Button Earrings / $740 / buccellati.com
Oriental Bird Velvet by GP & J Baker / Price upon request / leejofa.com
18th-Century Italian Fragment Decorated with Agate Coral / $350 / interistore.com
Shoe Horn with Tassel / $40 / sirensongcuriosities.com
The Beauty Accent Table / $2,625 / theodorealexander.com
Adrian Bench / from $4,200 / bunnywilliamshome.com
Matrice Table Lamp by Kiki van Eijk / $2,490 / saint-louis.com