Cabinet looking southwest in late afternoon

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The Cabinet was Jefferson's office for reading, writing, architectural drafting, and scientific observation, and was part of his "suite" of private rooms, along with the Book Room, Southeast Piazza (Greenhouse), and Bedchamber. It adjoins Jefferson's Bedchamber via a passage and an alcove bed that opens on both sides. It is a partial octagon, a favored architectural shape for Jefferson.

Dimensions18' - 6" x 11' - 10"; ceiling 10' - 0"
ColorThere is some evidence that the room was originally wallpapered; today painted oyster white.

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