The biggest indulgence can be seen on the walls: "Four 18th Century nautical Napoleonic prints, each depicting a different different time of day of the Battle of the Nile. We found them in Essex, Massachusetts, an old shipping town. My husband loves their history, whereas I found them visually striking — it was a great compromise!"
THE BATTLE OF THE NILE - 1798. Plan illustrating a line of shoals running roughly north to south. Following the direction of the shoal is a line of 13 large blue "ship" symbols, with two more large symbols and four smaller ones inside this line. Clustered around the head of the "ship" line are 14 red ship symbols, with tracks showing their movements during the engagement.