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Ancient Library

The Noble Floor of the Castello di Castelleone, apart from housing the most beautiful bedrooms and suites of the entire structure, also contains several grandiose and welcoming sitting rooms.  The Ancient Library contains some of the most stunning wall paintings and ceilings of the entire Castle. Scenes of medieval Knights and Ladies enjoying age old jousts decorate the area below the magnificent 16th century wood and painted caisson ceiling, with its reproduction of the Castle’s symbols.  In this cosy corner dedicated to high learning (books are, after all, education’s main protagonists) the lower walls have been painted to imitate a boiserie and are a unique artistic touch. Hidden in the far corner of this charming environment is an unofficial secret door which leads to the Nuptial Tower. Go to the second part of the text

 

Artistic detail of the 'Old Library "
- Walnut library with shelves to view supported by elegant capitals
- Desk and swivel chair of the Neo-Gothic period with dragons carved in wood
- Small cabinet in walnut with threading support in boxwood
- Detail painting "to round" oil on board nineteenth-century Tuscany. depicting "Madonna and Child" with a gold background. The work was derived from the cover of a vat.
- Pair of armchairs "Berg" green damask fabric
- 2 bronze table lamps
- Old Persian carpet
- Important Chandelier  "green gold" of Murano 12 lights period Belle Epoque
- Precious and refined decor wall painting depicting a jousting tournament and a medieval joust with King, Queen, Knights and Ladies of the Court in arms that support the duel. The wall below is masterfully painted with a fake wood paneling effect "trompe l'oeil."
- Painted coffered ceiling and exposed beams of the sixteenth century.
- Terracotta chimney of the nineteenth century, with the hood painted ceramic tiles representing Four Seasons
 
 
 
 
 
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 September 2010 00:48