A lady’s bedchamber was her inner sanctum. She slept here, of course, and with the help of her maid she undertook her toilette, an elaborate ritual involving dressing, styling hair and applying makeup. She even received visitors, who came to keep her company while she was at her morning levée or rising.

– The WIG SCRATCHER provided relief from headlice. This was the unpleasant reality behind the glamour.

– SILHOUETTES were commissioned as costeffective family portraits in the days before photography was invented.

– The JIB DOOR allowed servants to enter this room directly from the servants’ staircase.