sala terrena

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sala terrena. Large, formal room with direct access to a garden gained by one side being open to that garden, especially in C17 and C18 grand houses, frequently embellished with trompe l'œil and other decorations to suggest a grotto. A fine example is that at the Valds̆tejn garden, Prague (1624–7), by Pieroni.

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J. Neumann, and J. (1970)