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  he front parlor, located just off the foyer, was the showcase of a family's possessions -- a prime indicator of their tastes and social status. In the Victorian era, clutter meant class, and the woman of the house was often responsible for outfitting the parlor with expensive, exotic, and novel items, such as vases, lamps, teapots, statuettes, and dried flowers. The parlor also served as a primary gathering place where family members convened for games, conversation, music, and other diversions from the rigors of career and homemaking.


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