STATE RECEPTION ROOMThe State Reception Room is one of only 3 of its kind in the country. It was designed to resemble Marie Antoinette's Drawing Room in the Palace of Grand Trianon of Versailles, France. The cut crystal chandeliers are situated to create an image of infinity within the mirrors that flank the room. The two fireplaces are exact copies of those in the 1670 Salon of Diane in the Palace of Versailles. The Austrian rug, handwoven especially for this room, is 16 feet wide, 54 feet long and weighs 1,027 pounds. It was considered to be the most splendid example of French Ellene quality in the U.S. The murals were hand-painted in oil to resemble woven tapestries.
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