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The House of the Seven Gables
Sibley-house
General Information
Residents
Type

Private House

Located In

Salem, Massachusetts

The House of the Seven Gables is the house in which Mary Sibley, known as the most powerful witch of Salem resides during the events of Salem.

Although the house is owned by George, Mary is to administer the house during the hospitalization of her husband. The house is also a place of many scenes during the first season and second season, in which spells and plots are made by witches.

Towards the end of the second season, following George's death and Mary's fall from grace, the Marburgs and Mercy Lewis take residence in the house as well, as the grand rite is completed.

Description

The House of the Seven Gables is a mansion that spans multiple floors. Externally the wood is painted in a dark purple and a wooden fence delimits the property. There is also a boundary stone with engraved on the name of Sibley, the owners of the house.

The interior of the house is warm and welcoming. The ground floor houses a living room with fireplace, the place for recreational activities such as reading or spinning. The same floor also houses the kitchen and the pantry, used once by Mary and Tituba to perform their ritual to locate Corwin's position and identify the new Witch- Hunter, and the dining room that has hosted several times the dinners which attended more emiment members of society, such as magistrates Hale and Hathorne, Reverends Mathers or the noble Von Marburgs, invited by the owner, Mary Sibley, but in the past also George Sibley held dinners as shown in some flashbacks.

Upstairs there are several bedrooms including George Sibley's master bedroom, Mary's boudoir, a guest room used for Little John and possibly the servants' rooms. There is also a library, where Mary Sibley retains the forbidden books of Occult Arts and various trinkets useful to her witchcraft.

Notable rooms

Mary's boudoir

Increase Mather: It's a pretty piece of paganism, I'll grant you. But not fit for public viewing.

Mary Sibley: That is why it enlightens my bedroom, where only my nearest and dearest are allowed. Like you, my dear Increase.

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Mary and Increase discuss in front of the painting about its content

Mary Sibley's boudoir is a beautiful room decorated in a luxurious way. On the mantelpiece there is a replica of La Primavera, the famous painting by the Italian painter Sandro Botticelli, which depict a pagan theme, as noted by Increase Mather. This room, especially in the first season, was the primary place where the Queen of the Night celebrated her spells and rituals, aided by the trusted servant witch Tituba. The bedroom was also a place of amorous encounters with the woman's lovers, first with John Alden and then with Dr. Wainwright.

The Library

After the death of a witch, the book finds its way to the Samhain. This ensures the survival of the discovery of witches so that the old ways are not lost. Some of these go back hundreds of years to some of the earliest Essex witches.
Mary Sibley explains the contents of her library
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Mary in her library

The library is home to ancient relics, such as precious the Books of Shadows of the Essex Witches, but also other kinds of books, probably to disguise the books about Witchcraft. In addition there are also items such as astrolabes, a cage, compasses, parchments and ledgers to manage the city and the house. It has assumed a more visible role in the second season, when Mary had dialogues with her husband, Cotton Mather and Anne Hale in this very room.

Throughout the Salem series

TBA

Known Residents

Gallery

Trivia

  • The name "The House of the Seven Gables" is taken from a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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