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Saturday 20th December 2014
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Why is the Lounge Called the Drawing Room?

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Why is the lounge called the drawing room?
Trisha, Maidstone

 

Answer

Name: Bruce, Oxstead
Qualification: Unknown
18th, 19th and early 20th century it was the "withdrawing room" for ladies to retire to after dinner - leaving the menfolk to smoke cigars and drink brandy.

 

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