The King's Red Room
This Red Room bears the stamp of neobaroque taste as seen in the more modern furnishings acquired by Vittorio Emanuele II at the 1861 Italian World's Fair. He hoped to maintain and confirm the evident continuity of style already manifest in the the Pitti. The pair of French-made chairs, covered in red damask, are older (1750) and are attributed to the Parisian "carpenters" Tilliard and Foliot. Older still is the chased and gilded bronze clock by Galle e Thomas (1812?), inherited from the brief but intense reign of Elisa Baciocchi, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and sister of Napoleon.