This room is a reproduction of a French Queen's chamber from the Louis XV period. It features a ceremonial railing around the bed, silk wall coverings at the head of the bed, and French paintings. A connecting door leads to Louise Vanderbilt's boudoir (dressing room).
Questions for Photo 4
1. Refer to Drawing 2 to find the location of Louise Vanderbilt's bedroom.
2. How does this room reflect the Gilded Age?
3. Why might Louise Vanderbilt have wanted to sleep in a reproduction of a French Queen' bedroom?
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