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Updated by the inclusion of some strongly Italianate Empire furniture, the bones of the design and the decoration consist of the demodé eighteenth century Louis XVI style. Striped-blue wall fabric with matching upholstery covering the side banquettes and the earlier side chairs on plain terracotta tiled floors are all a foil for the simple device of updating the room with unlined draped curtains. A glass-domed clock on a neo-classical table corresponds with the date of the neo-classical painted ceiling, whereas the modern Empire style is seen in the sinumbra lamp, centre table and piano. The scene must date from about 1830 and may well be in a palace in Naples, resembling an interior (see Gere, Nineteenth Century Interiors, 1992, p.38) of a similar date in the seventeenth-century Palazzo Satriano, enlarged in the eighteenth century by the Neapolitan architect Ferdinando Sanfelice (1675-1748), with later up-to-date neo-classical decorations undertaken by Gaetano Genovese (1795-1860) in the 1820s when he arrived in Naples from Eboli.
Charlotte Gere, Nineteenth Century Interiors: An Album of Watercolours, London 1992
Mario Praz, Illustrated History of Interior Decoration, London, 1964
|Height||190.00 mm||(7.48 inches)|
|Width||266.00 mm||(10.47 inches)|