Frescoed Living Room or fireplace lounge

  •  This room, the living room of the palace until the nineteenth century, became a bedroom in the twentieth century.
    The drawing room was already frescoed in the description of 1794, so the paintings had to be foregoing of those of the lounge. Current paintings date back to the nineteenth century, made by Gamberucci.
    The room can be used as a dining room or as a space for small concerts, conventions, book presentations, and more; can also be provided for exhibitions of pictorial or photographic works, at the moment there is a permanent exhibition of contemporary art by Michela Marinai.
  •  In the description made in 1794 by the committee commissioned to inventory the googds of the palace,in this room called “freshly painted living room” or “fireplace lounge” there are : on the walls four elaborate fans with its ornament of carved and golden frames with its crystals from each vane give rise to three trimmings that support the shaded lights with tassels, and cords of green filament; above the precious marble fireplace inlaid in the wall there is a mirror with its golden frame, high about one arm and a half; a flowered blue canape, with its cushion, backrest, and panties, Indian lined, light blu and yellow, even white; there are also twenty-two chairs at guests disposal.
    The fireplace, judged to be of great value and expressly calculated in the palace’s evaluation, was dismantled and sold by Ricciarelli.
    The vaulted ceiling was stoned in 1859 and the old frescoes were lost.
    The current paintings are by Lodovico Gamberucci and date back to 1874, they consist of a monocrome ornamentation depicted imaginative landscapes probably inspired by those of southern Italy, whilest on the walls, today monocrome, in the past there were paintings representing women in the gesture of holding curtains.

    In 1855, in the inventory, is mentioned the famous “Elia in the desert”, the most important painting painted by Daniele Ricciarelli, remembered in the palace since 1772 and previously placed in the red living room. In the red living room there was also a reproduction of a Christ’s Deposition (it could be the Deposition frescoed by Daniele between 1545 and 1547 in the Orsini Chapel, located in SS Trinità dei Monti) and a portrait of Daniele Ricciarelli, much sought after by Vasari , unfortunately disappeared. No news in the inventory of 1855 about the painting by Daniele Ricciarelli representing the Madonna and Child, St. John and a Saint, that in 1888 was inherit from the Pannocchieschi d’Elci family in Siena together with Elia in the desert.
    The living room was part of two series of halls en filade. The oldest consisted of three living rooms: the frescoed living room or  fireplace lounge, the dark or yellow lounge or billiard room and the red living room.

    The other series, parallel to the main street, consisted of an escape of about 27 meters and included the entrance hall, the frescoed living room, the adjacent to room frescoed by the Gamberucci in 1880 (the room was used as a chapel; in the ceiling, today decorated with simple geometric designs, there are traces of drawed skulls), and two living rooms belonging to the  Pagnini palace (probably a study painted by the Gamberucci in 1883  in Raffaello’s style and a another living room with other paintings of the same author).