Palazzo Falson - The Sitting Room

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Palazzo Falson - The Sitting Room

This opulent sitting room show the extent of Captain Gollcher's collecting interests. A collection of fans, Capodimonte porcelain, Staffordshire pottery and a delicately painted table cabinet vie for attention with the baroque paintings, precious Maltese furniture and the unique set of stucco bas reliefs depicting various historical episodes.

Palazzo Falson is a typical two-storey medieval palace fashioned on Sicilian examples of its period, and is one of the imposing Palazzi built by the Sicilian, Spanish and local nobility in Mdina.

The Palazzo consists of a series of rooms wrapped around an internal courtyard, and an overlying piano-nobile which contained the original living quarters. It was originally a one-storey high courtyard house, with the set of rooms at the back of the courtyard forming the oldest part of the building, and dating back to the 13th century.

The ground floor, which was used as a store or stables, underwent other modifications in the early modern period. Palazzo Falson also contains a number of features from different subsequent historical periods and styles.

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