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The wood panelling

Three of the rooms on the ground floor of the House are richly decorated with boiseries: the Luncheon room, the Smoking room and the Room of the Owls.
Currently these wood carvings are only on display in the Luncheon room, having been recovered by a complicated restoration process. The Hall is entirely covered with wooden panels with delicate inlays, little more than a metre high, which frame the four glass doors with a design of crowns of flowers, parallel to those in the stucco work along the vault.
The decoration consists of laurel leaves and stems, and is enriched by brass inlays, in the form of geometric designs and ears of corn, and inlays of lighter wood, in the forms of ribbons and tendrils.

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