Saturday, 11 July 2015

The five day trip to Warsaw (Day 5 afternoon-still) - The Royal Castle Prince's apartment, the New Deputies' Chamber and the former Deputies' Chamber - The 28th of June 2015


Prince Stanislaw's apartment comprises four rooms including the four seasons gallery, the adjacent ante chamber, the drawing room and the study. Originally intended for the King's nephew it was occupied by different people at different epochs. Among those guest were Russian Viceroys and Governors-General for the Congress of Poland.
The tapestries showing the four seasons were made by Auguste François Claize, a French weaver living in Poland in the middle of the 18th century.

The New Deputies' chamber was reconstructed according to an inventory drawing. The walls are covered with portraits of the highest 18th century Military commanders, as well as Polish Kings and their wives. An exhibition on the 250th anniversary of the Order of Stanislaw and its origin was bein held in its premises. 


Having been the residence of the Duke of Masovia the Former Deputies' Chamber  dating back to the 15th century had its interior refurbished during the reign of King Zygmund III in the early seventeenth century having acquired its early Baroque-like appearance.

(To be continued)


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