Young Bachelor’s Study Room Interior

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By the 1830-s study interior had undergone some changes – mainly under the influence of romanticism gaining popularity at that time. Personality cult in the true sense of the word had forced an idea of public service out of many minds and rooms. Russian dandies, who were fond of feeling bored, loved living in luxury as well, so the interiors of their study rooms combined both negligence and real chic.
Study room interior, working area including a bureau cabinet and a bookcase

Study room interior, working area including a bureau cabinet and a bookcase


This allowed to keep interior functionality as well as division into areas almost entirely.
In general, there were three areas:
working area with bureau cabinet and arm-chairs used for writing work and viewing very popular at that time large size albums with engravings (called «uvrazh» or «ouvrage» in French).
Recreation area was often separated by folding screens which protected from draughts. Along with sofas popular for a great while before there was a narrow bed with low backrest – something in between a bed and a couch (couch bed) covered with a carpet (which was exotic and at the same time had an allusion of army life).
And finally, there was toilet area including toilet cabinet for men, certainly, with a mirror, and, naturally, an arm-chair.
Study room interior, recreation area including a couch bed and a toilet cabinet, separated by a folding screen

Study room interior, recreation area including a couch bed and a toilet cabinet, separated by a folding screen



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