The Drawing Room — Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
Designed by the prestigious cabinet-making firm of Herter Brothers, the Drawing Room served as the mansion’s formal grand parlor. Its elegant design displays some of the finest details of interior decoration of the time.
The ceiling painting, Venus at play with her Cupids, executed in oil on canvas by Pierre-Victor Galland in 1869, is enhanced by the sophisticated artistry of the Neo-Grec decorative plaster moldings, in-painting, and wood carving. The room has been restored to its original grandeur, and has been furnished according to historic photographs from 1900. The spectacular gilt chandelier was restored and re-hung in 1997.