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Second Anteroom “of Landscapes”

Second Anteroom “of Landscapes”

The records reveal that it is the first room of the so-called “House of the Lady”, referring to Marchioness Faustina Amadei, the wife of count Francesco Maria degli Oddi (1680-1746). Around the middle of the eighteenth century the “Marchioness” was moving to these rooms and started important renovation works, as we can read in the records (1747), “driven by necessity to restore these rooms, since they were inadequate to receive some guests"; she also followed her doctors’ advices who had considered bad for the Countess’s health living and sleeping in the house overlooking the street, owing to the poor air quality in that area which was harmful to her ailment. However, the current structure is the result of the works carried out around 1850, when count Angelo degli Oddi, on the occasion of his marriage, became the new owner of the house. From that moment on the intended use of the three main environments of this area, i.e. anteroom, living room and bedroom, has remained the same, whereas other rooms served as “dressing rooms and rears”. At the end of the eighteenth century, the room was covered with printed and painted wallpaper, of which some fragments were found during the uncovering tests. The wall and door decorations were completely remade during the maintenance operation carried out in 1997. The anteroom, called “Landscape living room” for the large paintings on canvas hanged on the walls, is the only area in the house having a painted paper ceiling.

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