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Titanic's

1st Class Lounge  Return to Diagram


Titanic's first class lounge was located on A Deck, aft of the Reading and Writing room. It was described as "a magnificent salon, pronounced by many persons as the finest room ever built into a ship. It is more suggestive of a state apartment in a palace than a room on shipboard." The room was decorated in the Louis XV style based on interiors at the Palace of Versailles. The walls were paneled with English oak carved with delicate boiseries decorated with scrolled floral-and-shell ornamentation, rather than the gilding that would have been seen in the French originals. At one end of the lounge was a non-functional grey marble fireplace with a carved mantelpiece and a curb of a pierced scroll-and-shell pattern, measuring 5 ft 6 in.

The magazine "Shipbuilder" described the lounge as:

...a noble apartment in the Louis Quinze style, the details being taken from the Palace at Versailles. Here passengers will indulge in reading, conversation, cards, tea-drinking, and other social intercourse... The walls are covered with finely carved boiseries in which, without interfering with the symmetry of the whole, the fancy of the carver has shown itself in ever-varying detail. At one end is a large fire-place, and at the other a bookcase from which books can be borrowed"

 


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