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Household Furniture and Interior Decoration   Thomas Hope   1807.05.01

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Statue Gallery. As this room is defined solely for the reception of ancient marbles, the walls are left perfectly plain, in order that the back-ground, against which are placed the statues, might offer no inferior ornaments, or breaks, capable of interfering, through their outline, with the contours of more important works of art. The ceiling admts the light through three lanterns, and is divided into cassons by means of rafters, which imitate a light timber covering.



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