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Condition: Original
Floor: Third
Parent Location: Mansion

Where is it Located

About the Bull's Eye Room

The current size and shape of the Bull's Eye Room were created by the addition of the 35'-10.5" wide pediment in 1778. Paint analysis of the inside face of the door trim, however, indicates there was a room in this location dating to the raising of the roof at the end of the 1750s. The most prominent feature of this room is the large oval or "bull's eye" window, which is the focal point of the west pediment. Some of the shelves in this room are part of the original shelving in this space. The shelving confirms this room was a storage space, almost certainly the "China Closet upstairs" mentioned in the 1799 inventory.