“The Salon had an air of anticipation. It was always a model of tidiness and order, but now it was shining and burnished, glowing as if it had taken on new life; the worn spots in the beautiful Aubusson rug seemed not to show by lamplight, the damask panelling appeared less faded and the dark red of the roses spoke of warmth into the room which, with its precisely place Empire furniture, usually looked cool and unused.”
“The lights above Edouard Daurat’s paintings shone down on the proof of his taste and perspicacity.”
ROY, Katherine, Lise. Toronto: McClennand and Stewart Limited. 1954 (3rd edition).