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withdrawing room

An obsolete term for drawing room.
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Writing in the self-consciously literary prose of the Georgian withdrawing room, Brennan alternates lengthy description with chapters about the geology, religion, economy and social conventions of southern Spain that are almost lectures.
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.