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Blue Lounge

 

The ceremonial rooms used as venues for meetings with foreign diplomats and internal conferences of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are located on the first floor of the Czernin Palace. The first floor was a location of count´s and countess´ rooms in the original Czernin Palace. Former furnishing was almost completely lost.


 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs appointed a special officer in charge with furnishing the palace in 1920s, while the Czernin Palace being reconstructed as a Czechoslovakian diplomacy headquarter at that time. An excellent move was an appointment of an artist, expecting his good taste. The artist in the charge was Prague painter Jaromír Stretti – Zamponi. Stretti – Zamponi made decisions concerning antiquities to be bought and shaped design of ceremonial rooms. Each lounge was designed in a particular style. The Blue Lounge is designed in style of French Empire of the beginning of the 19th century.

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