Look very carefully, ( click on the picture ) and you will find it just to the right of Great Grandmother's head. My Grandmother is one of the young girls on the bench to the right. The house appears to be quite grand for the period as the picture is over 100 years old. Note the detail on the stairs, the solid wood ( I belive they are walnut or mahogany) pillars and trim on stairs and railing top.. Great Grandmother had beautiful wallpapers in the entry and parlor.
As for my new "family jewel", I plan to put a beautiful poinsettia in it for the holidays and in spring, I am thinking a white orchid would be gorgeous. In the picture, it looks to be a small palm plant. I do know one thing, I will certainly treasure it and keep it in view for others to enjoy as well.