The Oval Drawing Room on the second floor of the Nathaniel Russell House Museum is something of a sensory overload.
Every type of architectural detail is decorated–the gilded cornice, the door frames, the frames around the window.
In addition to helping reflect the candlelight of the era, the panel mirrors were another statement of wealth.
I suspect they were also disorienting to late night party attendees.
This home has been restored to its 1808 appearance and is part of the Historic Charleston Foundation collection.
Photos taken October 13, 2021
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