Above the Music Room is the Moorish Room, which served as the family’s private sitting room, designed by George Platt. This room exemplifies the Victorian era’s obsession with the Near and Far East, taking its name from the motifs and color palette.

The gray walls are stenciled in black and gilt. The diamond-shaped tiles inset into the fireplace are decorated in a blue and rose pattern with panels adorned in a design copied from the Alhambra in Spain.

The Mathews family purchased furniture and draperies at the Turkish Pavilion’s 1876 Philadelphia Centennial to replace the Lockwood furniture and Chinese draperies that were sold at auction following the death of LeGrand Lockwood.

Moorish Room Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
Moorish Room Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Ceiling Courtesy of Sarah Grote Photography