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The Queen’s Bedroom – Palazzo Pitti (1885)

Artist/Designer: Pietro da Cortona, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Alfonso Parigi, Giulio Parigi, André-Charles Boulle

Project Location: Florence, Italy

Figure 1: Perspective View ( Source | Accessed : February 23, 2022 | Photographer: Uffizi Museum )
Figure 2: Wallpaper and Vase View ( Source | Accessed : February 23, 2022 | Photographer: Uffizi Museum )
Figure 3: Close-up of Furniture ( Source | Accessed : February 23, 2022 | Photographer: Uffizi Museum )
Figure 4: Furniture Piece ( Source | Accessed : February 23, 2022 | Photographer: Uffizi Museum )
Figure 5: Original Plan of Pitti Palace Apartments ( Source | Accessed : February 23, 2022 | Photographer: "The Art of the Pitti Palace" )
Figure 6: Exterior View of Building ( Source | Accessed : February 23, 2022 | Photographer: Nathan Rupert )


Primary Material(s):

Residential Structure

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
17th Century, 19th Century

Additional Information:
This interior was first known as the Gran Principe's Games Room for Ferdinando de Medici (1663-1713). The transformed into a room for Queen Margherita of Savoy in 1885.

Publications/Texts in Print:

Addison, Julia de Wolf Gibbs. The Art of the Pitti Palace: With a Short History of the Building of the Palace, and Its Owners, and an Appreciation of Its Treasures. LC Page, 1910.

Avery, Charles. “Ammanati [Ammannati], Bartolomeo [Bartolommeo].” In Grove Art Online. Edited by Judith Rodenbeck. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Daniela Smalzi, "Giulio Parigi architetto di corte: la progettazione dell'ampliamento di palazzo e piazza Pitti"; Archtietti e costruttori del baroque in Toscana: opere, techniche, materiali/Bevilacqua, Maria (ed.); Roma, 2010, pp. 69-87.

Selvafolta, Ornella, Giuliana Ricci, Mauro Cozzi, Luigi Zangheri, Annalisa Zanni, Grazietta Butazzi, Stefano Della Torre, Valeria Pracchi, Mariantonietta Picone Petrusa, and Fernando Mazzocca. "Reviving the Renaissance: the use and abuse of the past in nineteenth-century Italian art and decoration." Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Strunck, Christina. "Gender and power: layout and function of the Ducal lodgings in the Palazzo Pitti, Florence (1587-1636)." (2014): 207-228.

Wilson, Gillian. "Boulle." Furniture History 8 (1972): 47-69.


Building Address: Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Patron of the Building: Luca Pitti

Significant Dates: Built 1458 and according to Giorgio Vasari the architect was Filippo Brunelleschi. Renovated in 1560 by Bartolomeo Ammannati, Alfonso Parigi the Elder, and Giulio Parigi.

Artists: Furniture might have been designed by André-Charles Boulle during the 18th century. The interior was later redesigned for Queen Margherita in 1885.

Associated Projects: Oval Cabinet in the Royal Apartments- Pitti Palace

Tags: Royal Apartment

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