Transept dome and lantern, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy. The lantern is an 18th century addition to the 15th century church.
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Ceiling of Eleonora of Toledo’s chapel in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. It was decorated by Bronzino from 1540 to 1565. Eleonora was the wife of Cosimo I de Medici.
The Vanderbilt’s summer “cottage,” The Breakers, was built between 1893-1895. No expense was spared on its decorative elements. The painted ceiling of the Upper Loggia depicts three decorative canopies against a blue sky, bringing the outside into the room that served an an informal living room. The loggia faces the Atlantic Ocean and its windows can be opened to create a breezeway during warm weather.
The Billiards Room ceiling was designed in the style of ancient Rome, with marble, alabaster, and other semi-precious stones covering the walls, floor, and ceiling. Mosaics one the ceiling included sea motifs. Dolphins, which can be found as decorative elements in several rooms, are an ancient symbol of hospitality. The room was designed by the architect Richard Morris Hunt.
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