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The Boudoir

A lady’s toilet in the 18th century was a very important part of the day. For this, there was an “official bedroom” or the Boudoir, where the lady painted, created her hair, dressed, received guests, listened to music, and dictated answers to letters to her secretary. The boudoir was not a secret place in the house, but closer people were allowed there.

The lady woke up in the morning and, with the help of the maids, began to wash and dress.

During the toilet, the lady was in negligee, dressed or half-dressed, and used a special cape to keep her clothes clean when powdering her hair or doing make-up.

The boudoir was also a space for receiving guests, friends, a space where news was discussed. So the first half of the day passed.

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