an uninterrupted view of the National Gardens, this room occupies
the largest portion of the front part of the first floor. Six large
windows throw abundant light on the area while a door leads to the
central balcony over the porch at the main entrance.
The two old marble fireplaces are flanked by four illuminated display
cabinets. Two of these contain excellent examples of contemporary
Greek silverwork, belts, brooches, long earrings, snuff boxes and
ammunition pouches, on loan from the Benaki Museum. In the other two
are ancient vases, lecythi, statuettes and other Mycenaean, Geometrical,
Corinthian, Boeotian, Attican and Hellenistic archaeological finds,
on loan from the Archaeological Museum.
the walls of the large salon hang the paintings: "Acropolis"
by T. Lazaris, "Sounion" by K. Volanakis and "Boy
with a briefcase" by Drouais, portraits and other works by
B. Bokatsiabeis, Hadzis, A. Fokas and Allieri. A large painting
of Queen Amalia at an early age by an unknown artist dominates the