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Ante-Room and Octagon Room History

Ante-Room and Octagon Room History

The Octagon Room and the adjacent Anteroom were created during the mansion’s transformation into a museum in the 1930s on the site of the Butler’s Pantry.

Decorative Art in the Ante-Room

Decorative Art in the Ante-Room

iron console table with curved mounts decorated with gold figures

Console Table of Forged Iron, c. 1730–35. French. Purchased 1914. This elegant table with gilded iron mounts is probably from the South of France.


  • archival photo of unfurnished room with window and wood parquet floors, circa 1935

    Boucher Ante-Room under construction, 1935.

  • photo of couch and two paintings between doorways, circa 1963

    Boucher Ante-Room, east wall, 1963

  • photo of room with chandelier chairs, paintings tables and ornate wall paper, circa 1965

    Boucher Ante-Room, 1965

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Launch in Full Screen Mode

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View Works Currently on Display in the Ante-Room

link to thumbnails of works on display in the Ante-Room of The Frick Collection

View Works Currently on Display in the Ante-Room

For the most up-to-date information on works of art that are currently on display in the Ante-Room, please click here.


VT Related Links Google Art Project

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Google Art Project

Google announced the major global expansion of their groundbreaking Art Project. This unique collaboration merging art and technology includes several hundred partners in 40 countries around the world. In the United States alone, the project has expanded beyond the initial group of four museums, which included The Frick Collection, to represent 29 partners — ranging from large institutions to university galleries — in 16 cities.

For more information about this project, see Google Art Project

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