Gallery 742

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There are many sumptuous details and spectacular nuances in the Met’s newest American historic interior, the Worsham-Rockefeller Dressing Room (gallery 742). It is a stunning dressing chamber and a fine place to let your imagination go wild: What would it have been like to have that dressing room to yourself, and design it to your every specification? Part of the fun of this particular gallery is the opportunity to just gaze at, or peep a little into, such an intimate room. (Here’s a tip for visitors: a window into the dressing room, located in the adjacent gallery 746, provides the most alluring view.)