LANTERNS AND VAULTS

PALÁCIO CORREIO MOR

PALÁCIO CORREIO MOR

The monumental procession to the piano nobile continues up the stairs, where the interiors are now developed with panels at walls and vaulted ceilings. Stairs, landings and wainscoting are stone; the rest is painted plaster, with simple but vigorous and deep moldings which give it a strong plastic quality. At the corners, note how the windows interrupt the wall panels creating a Baroque juxtaposition and increasing the monumentality of the ensemble. Different bronze lanterns make their appearance.

We will be visiting the palace on June 11, 2016, details here. Send us an email at info@oldportuguesestuff.com if you’d like to join in.

Palácio do Correio-mor, Loures

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