Casa Martelli, part 2

A couple of days ago I posted on my recent visit to Casa Martelli in Florence.  As usual, I took too many pictures to post at just one time.  So, here’s the 2nd part, beginning in the gallery with the yellow silk walls and furniture.

I believe this gallery was my favorite.  I love the yellow silk fabric that covers the walls and furniture.  It was so light, if felt a bit French, but this room and this palazzo are of course Italian all the way.

By the way, in Part 1 of this post, you can get the link to a virtual tour for the casa. That tour makes the layout of the palazzo very clear and highlights various works of art throughout.

Above: one of a pair of Ming vases for the Martelli collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did somebody say passamanneria (see Part 1 of this post)?  Even for me, these pillows (?) is a bit much!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ballroom:

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In this room, we can imagine living here, thanks to the inclusion of clothing and mementoes:

 

 

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Some calling cards, above, collected by the family.

 

 

And then, downstairs, the room that is the crème de la crème of the entire palazzo, at least for me. The “winter garden” complete with trompe l’oeil paintings of monkeys and birds:

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And, finally, the last room on the tour, another garden room.  If you were a Martelli, you could stay at home and still be transferred to the countryside in this amazing space:

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This room even supplies a grotto:

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When in Florence, one must see the Casa Martelli!

 

 

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