The Empress Eugenia's boudoir.
--Luxurious, and yet elegant splendor, most refined judgment, and a postic temperament, are revealed in the arrangements of the boudoir of the Empress Eugenie
The doors are made of ivory, inlaid with gold, the furniture of rosewood, of graceful shape, and inlaid with gold, mirrors of ivory; the scabland chairs are covered with pale red silk; the walls hung with a dark paper, and the calling is an exquisite fresco.
A magnificent Syrian
carpet voluptuously deadens the sound of footsteps.
Around hang the most valuable paintings of the old masters, borrowed from the Louvre Gallery
, as well as two family portraits in oil, overshadowed by palms, ododendra and camellias.
The window ledges are constantly adorned with fresh flowers, and on the writing desk lie splendid portfolios, and books bound in tortoise shell inlaid with gold.
Nothing is wanting which a sense of complete luxury can devise, not even the toning of the light.
The red silk curtains, heavily edged with black velvet, throw a subdued hue over every object, and any one who enters the room may imagine that he is inhaling poetry.--St.