The Queen's Bedroom
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First known as the Gran Principe's Games Room, the Queen's Bedroom was decorated for Margherita of Savoy with furnishings from various periods. The room contains an incredible mixture of objects and furnishings that we may find a little excessive but that are fully reflective of late 19th century neo-baroque and neoclassical taste. Thus, the yellow and blue silk brocatelle wall coverings, made in France, harmonize with the large canopied bed, the chaise lounge and the small arm chair covered in blue silk made in Italy at the end of the 19th century. Beside the bed the ebony prie-dieu and the gilded bronzes, decorated with inlaid semi-precious stones, were made by the grand ducal workshops, under the direction of Leonard van der Vine (1687). The stoup placed above the bed was made by the same grand ducal workshops on the basis of drawings made by Giovan Battista Foggini, while the chairs, armchairs and the divan are in the neoclassical style and were made in 1806. There is also a touch of chinoiserie alongside all the other furnishings of varying origins: the carved and lacquered screen was made in China in the 19th century, and the four 17th-18th century Chinese vases are from the Qing Dynasty.