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Identifier: cu31924015001880
Title: Our homes, and how to beautify them
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Jennings, H. J
Subjects: Interior decoration Furniture
Publisher: London : Harrison
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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FIG. 72. GILT LOUIS XV. SErTKK, COVF.KKi:i IN FINF. TAlF.STin. T^RAWINd rooms arc of all kinds and sizes, varying from the^^^ stately salon to the small best-room of the cottage onice:but one feature and one purpose are common to all of them. Thedrawing, or withdraw -ing room, is essentially and pre-eminently theladies room ; as sacred to their influence and rule as the smoking roomis to the regnancy of the men. It is there that the ladies of the housereceive; there that they preside and enthrone themselves. The wholeatmosphere of the apartment is charged with the gracious rehnement of womanssubtle spell. It is thither that you adjourn from the dinner-tal)lc to listen tomusic, or to play cards, or to indulge in the lighter intellectual causeries to whichall can contribute their share. The inferior sex have cast off, for the time, thehabiliments of their daily calling, and donned the dress jackets and the varnishedboots of the ■m^-r^ZwXwvt deiiii-toilette. The grace and elegance of t

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