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One of the ceilings of the halls of the palace - Hall of Snacks

Roughly square in plan and small, this room would find himself being completed in 1767, when the carpenter Jos da Silva founded the roses from the ceiling of a dining room, decorative structure that suggests a honeycomb. With a decor of pulp gold framing a set of four large screens six tables figurative and still life, taste rocaille, suggesting the purpose for which it was created: private dining room of the royal apartments.

The Pal當io Nacional de Queluz was the royal residence of two generations of monarchs. It was built at the instigation of King Pedro III (1717-1786), to whom the Quinta de Queluz belonged, when he was the third Lord of the House of the Infantado, created in 1654 by a warrant from King Jo縊 IV for the second sons of the kings of Portugal. This estate comprised all the property confiscated from the supporters of the Filipes after the Restoration and on the accession of the Duke of Bragan軋 (1640) to the throne it included the estates of Manuel de Moura Crte-Real (1592-1652), 2nd Marquis of Castelo Rodrigo, owner of the country estate of Queluz.
Dom Cistv縊 de Moura, 1st Marquis the Castelo Rodrigo, 17th centuryThus it came to be bestowed upon the Infante Pedro, the future King Pedro II (1648-1706), who is believed to have used it as his summer residence. His son and the second Lord of the House of the Infantado, Infante Francisco (1691-1742), became responsible for the work of extending the building and bringing water in to the property, including the construction of the aqueduct which still exists today.
However it was to be King Pedro III (1717ャ1786) - the last of the sons of King Jo縊 V (1689-1750) and his Queen, Mariana of チustria (1683-1754), and Grand Prior of Crato - who, between 1747 and 1786, would instigate a concerted campaign of works, extending the so-called 'Pa輟 Velho' (old palace) and imbuing it, as the years went by, with the stature of a royal palace. A determining factor in this project was the then Dom Pedro's marriage in 1760 to his niece and the heir to the throne, Princess Maria, which brought him the title of King Pedro III because the couple had already produced sons when she acceded to the throne. Unfamiliar with the politics and intrigues of the Court, but having elegant tastes and habits and being the owner of a considerable fortune, King Pedro devoted his personal and constant attention to Queluz, something which ended only when he died.

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Nikon D40X
2010/11/07 13:36:51.9
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Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
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