The Gold Room in 1906
In 1906, the room was described as "a sumptuous apartment, treated in a thoroughly monumental style, with doorways encased within pilasters and surmounted with broken pediments. The doors are of mahogany. The room is lighted on two sides. The walls are arranged in panels with festoons in low relief in the upper parts... The floor is of hard wood... The mantel at the further end is of yellow marble, with white marble ornaments and shelf... The service and kitchen wing adjoins the dining room and is fitted up with every possible convenience." Barr Ferree, "Notable American Homes: 'The Homestead', the Home of Nathaniel Thayer, Esq. Lancaster, Massachusetts." American Homes and Gardens, 1906.