Galleria Immagini

The Throne or Council Room

The Throne or Council Room is rectangular with a vaulted ceiling decorated in tempera by Domenico Del Frate. Prior to restoration work, the walls were flat-washed in a single colour, the original silk wallcovering having been removed before the Palazzo was transferred to the Province in 1867. The painted stone-chip floor shows the monogram of Maria Luisa Bourbon. The four walnut doors are decorated with gilded bronze; the frames and steps of the windows overlooking Cortile degli Svizzeri are in marble. The fireplace is in white marble with gilded bronze decoration and the surround is covered with majolica tiles.

The work involved:

  • restoring the pictorial decoration of the frieze and ceiling; notes on methods
  • restoring the painted terrazzo floor; notes on methods
  • cleaning and consolidating frames and steps; notes on methods
  • restoring the wax-treated walnut doors; notes on methods
  • renewing the electrical system and installing new lighting above the cornice;
  • supplying and hanging fabric wallcovering and curtains.