Viale Giovanni Polvani 4 – Varenna (LC)
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At the time of the Mornico family, this room was used as a study. The pictorial decorations date back to the 19th century and represent episodes from the tragedy Romeo and Juliet by W. Shakespeare (one of the ovals shows a reproduction of the painting by F. Hayez entitled Romeo’s Last Kiss to Juliet, kept in the nearby Villa Carlotta).
The furniture, which belonged to the De Marchi family, is noteworthy for the beautiful decorations made in the manner of the great inlayer Giuseppe Maggiolini da Parabiago in the last decades of the 18th century. A sofa accompanied by similar chairs has beautiful motifs taken from the decorative repertoire of the chinoiseries, very fashionable in the second half of the 18th century in every part of Europe.