Tea Room facing northwest

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Jefferson referred to the Tea Room as his "most honorable suite" because in it he displayed many likenesses of his friends and American heroes, including busts of Franklin, John Paul Jones, Lafayette, and Washington. The room had a reading and writing arrangement perhaps similar to the one Jefferson kept in his Cabinet. One of the coldest rooms in the house in winter, it had, at one time, a stove in the semi-circular niche in wall.


Dimensions15' - 1"x 11' - 2"; ceiling 17' - 11"
ColorUnpainted plaster; today the room is painted to replicate a plaster finish.
SourceA building in Albano, Italy, depicted in Fréart, Parallel de l'Architecture Antique avec la Moderne
ArchitectureDoric

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