a yard or two back within the room

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Irelia20150604

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The quotation comes from Jane Eyre Chapter 18

Quotation:Its (the curtain's) second rising displayed a more elaborately prepared scene than the last. The drawing-room, as I have before observed, was raised two steps above the dining-room, and on the top of the upper step, placed a yard or two back within the room, appeared a large marble basin—which I recognised as an ornament of the conservatory—where it usually stood, surrounded by exotics, and tenanted by gold fish—and whence it must have been transported with some trouble, on account of its size and weight.

Context: They were playing "charades".
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Hi everyone! I don't quite understand the bold part. I try to interpret it as "placed within the drawing-room, a yard or two yard away from the back border of the drawing-room". Is it correct? Hmmm.... I've drawn a picture for the idea...

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