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Dining room


The dining room, at the end of the corridor, conserves the original decorations for the house painted by Stefano Ussi, an important 19th century Florentine painter. In the centre is a rectangular table standing on an antique, Caucasian, Sumak rug. On the item of furniture on the left is a beautiful 15th century bust of a woman, probably the fragment of a larger, wooden statue. Hanging on the wall above is an important painting of the Capture of Christ by Cornelis Engelbrechtsen, a leading figure in the Dutch school at the beginning of the 16th century. The windowed wall displays another painting from the Dutch school: the Portrait of a Gentleman, attributed to the circle of Frans Hals (Antwerp 1580-Haarlem 1666) and an 18th century painting of the tomb of Canon Filippucci in Rome. On the far wall on the right is a second side board where crockery and household equipment from different ages are stored. On the surface of the side board there is a fine, silk, gold-embroidered humeral veil and two, 16th century Tuscan crib statuettes. The larger painting, on the right of the door is the Fame that makes Truth triumph liberating it from calumny, attributable to Pietro Liberi, the painter of Paduan origin working in Florence during the 17th century. The small, 17th century painted cabinet supports a beautiful wooden horse, the work of the circle of the Florentine Baroque sculptor, Pietro Tacca.

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