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State Reception Room
State Reception Room, Frankfort, Ky.
The State Reception Room on the second floor of the Capitol  in Frankfort is a spectacular, highly ornamental room used for state functions. Modeled in the style of Louis XIV of France and likely after Marie Antoinette's drawing room at Versailles. The Versailles connections do not end, however, as the painted walls duplicate tapestries found in the French palace and mirrors on either end of the room multiply the chandeliers and create a "Hall of Mirros" effect. The room also features (not pictured) a handmade Austrian rug which apparently fills the floor. The windows and balcony face north toward old Frankfort and the Kentucky River.