October 31, 2017

Lounge/Dining room

This room, which is 80 sq mtrs, has to the right a large 18thC dinign table with 8 17thC walnut chairs and 2 armchairs covered in velvet and orginating from a Florentine villa where tthe famous poet Gabriele D’ Annunzio lived for a certain period with Eleonora Duse. In this section of the room on the right hand wall there is a “peperino” vincellaro from the Lazio region wehre they used to keep wine and water. It also has a stone basin with running water. There is also an important wardrobe of the 16thC with 2 large drawers where crockery and glassware etc are kept. Between the two sections of the room there is an elegant Louis XV walnut table. To the left of the lounge room there is an enormous 16thC Lombard fireplace (not usable) in stone. In front of the fireplace there are 2 large armchairs and 2 large triple divans. Note the 18thC Piedmont trumeau. The room furnishings are completed with a Chinoiserie area with an antique Tibetan sideboard, 2 Chinese lacquered reading chairs and variuos antique oriental silk paintings. Characterizing this stupendeous room is the beautiful sloping ceiling with antique beams and bricks. All the rooms in the house have antique beams. Above the entrance a walnut 17thC freize. Antique paintings and lamps and Persian carpets complete the furnishings. The room has double doors leading into the garden.