Parlor showing south, southwest, and west walls

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The Parlor was a center of social activity at Monticello. Here Jefferson and his family and guests engaged in conversation, read, played games, and performed and listened to music. The room displayed much of Jefferson's art collection and was the site of family weddings, dances, and christenings.

Dimensions27' - 3" x 23' - 8"; height 18' - 2"
ColorUnpainted plaster, with a Jefferson-designed parquet floor of cherry and beech.
SourcePalladio, with frieze from the Temple of Jupiter Tonans (Thunderer), from Desgodetz, Les Édifices Antiques de Rome

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