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The Boudoir

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The Boudoir was Annie’s private room. A sanctuary away from the rest of the world, where she could come to read, sew or take in the magnificient view.

Annie also received visitors and friends in this room. Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, took tea with Annie in the Boudoir after formally opening the Galleries in 1919.

The room features a generous bay window with prime sea views and the original fireplace. It retained its original decoration until 1966 when the joinery, door, frieze, and screen were painted with white gloss and the walls papered over.

Paint analysis and work by conservators have enabled us to recreate the strong pink scheme and the stencils on the screen.

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