106 A HAIR-DRESSER'S EXPERIENCE
On one of them was a group in Parian marble repre¬
senting Moses and the ark of bullrushes, and Pha¬
raoh's daughter. It was a gem. The third parlor
was drab and gold furniture, and wall to match. The
fourth, which was used as a dining-room, was lined,
instead of papered, with a dark drab morocco; the
furniture covered with the same.
On my going up the stairs, the first room I came to
was blue and gold. It was a boudoire, or ladies' sit¬
ting room. In each corner was a cabinet, filled with
shells and all kinds of ornaments and curiosities. The
doors of these cabinets were looking-glass. This room
opened into a large and elegant bed-room, with a high
and massive rosewood bedstead; all the furniture rose¬
wood, to match. Next came a dressing-room: in
either corner was an immovable wash-stand toilet,
beautiful china vase; also, an immovable wardrobe,
with three doors, the middle one of looking-glass.
The next was a parlor, with crimson furniture.
Around the walls were the portraits of the families of
both Mr. and Mrs. B. This little parlor was exquis¬
itely furnished. It opened into an elegant bed-room
occupied by Mrs. B. The ceilings were very high,
and the bedstead the highest I ever saw in my life,
with rich crimson damask curtains, looped tassels to
match. This opened into an elegant dressing-room,
the furniture of which was all black walnut; the room,
instead of being papered, was wainscotted with black
walnut. I then went to the third story, and found all
equally elegant, all furnished with the finest rosewood.
The fourth and fifth stories were mahogany, instead
of rosewood furniture, but in other respects the same.
When I got to the fifth story, you may imagine I