North Octagonal Room

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'''Architectural features:''' [[Alcove Bed | Alcove bed]] with a closet overhead; based on one of Jefferson's favorite architectural shapes, the octagon; one closet is shaped as a triangle to complete the octagon; triple-sash windows (windows.qt), used in many rooms on the first floor, served both as a doorway and a ventilation device; interior shutters are used throughout the first floor for privacy and insulation. '''Architectural features:''' [[Alcove Bed | Alcove bed]] with a closet overhead; based on one of Jefferson's favorite architectural shapes, the octagon; one closet is shaped as a triangle to complete the octagon; triple-sash windows (windows.qt), used in many rooms on the first floor, served both as a doorway and a ventilation device; interior shutters are used throughout the first floor for privacy and insulation.
-'''Furnishings of Note:''' Today the room holds a desk made in the Monticello joinery, an engraving of James Madison, and paintings of the West Front of Monticello and the view from Monticello, by Jane Braddick Peticolas, painted in 1825.+'''Furnishings of Note:''' Today the room holds a desk made in the Monticello joinery, an engraving of James Madison, and paintings of the West Front of Monticello and the view from Monticello, by Jane Braddick Peticolas, painted in 1825. The room also features an unusual traveling box belonging to Jefferson's protégé [[William Short]].
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Dimensions: 14' 10"x 15' 3"; ceiling 10' 0"

Order: Tuscan

Source: Palladio

Color: French wallpaper -- the original trellis pattern has been reproduced. Jefferson purchased wallpaper for other rooms, but researchers have not yet found enough evidence to reproduce it.

Purpose of Room: Bedroom and possibly a sitting room, used frequently by James and Dolley Madison.

Architectural features: Alcove bed with a closet overhead; based on one of Jefferson's favorite architectural shapes, the octagon; one closet is shaped as a triangle to complete the octagon; triple-sash windows (windows.qt), used in many rooms on the first floor, served both as a doorway and a ventilation device; interior shutters are used throughout the first floor for privacy and insulation.

Furnishings of Note: Today the room holds a desk made in the Monticello joinery, an engraving of James Madison, and paintings of the West Front of Monticello and the view from Monticello, by Jane Braddick Peticolas, painted in 1825. The room also features an unusual traveling box belonging to Jefferson's protégé William Short.