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Drawing room

Drawing room

The drawing room,so named because the ladies would withdraw to this room after dinner, pays tribute to 18th-century French taste, blending Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. Luxurious Flemish tapestries, brought from Europe by the Scotts, hung from ceiling to floor. Long, creamy-white, hand-made lace curtains adorned the windows. A Mason-Hamlin baby grand piano sat in the corner. Some of the original furniture from this room is now housed at the Junior League of Richmond’s Mayo-Carter House at 205 W. Franklin St.