withdrawing room


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withdrawing room

An obsolete term for drawing room.
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The arrangement is similar to that at Hardwick Hall (another Cavendish property designed by the Smythsons), where a withdrawing room off a great chamber was designed to be used in this fashion; Girouard, 1989, 35.
On the first was the Great Dining Room; the Best Lodging Chamber, where King Charles I slept in 1642; the Withdrawing Room; and the Long Gallery.