The dining-room, paved in black and white stone, not ceiled
, and its beams painted, was furnished with one of those enormous sideboards with marble tops, required by the war waged in the provinces against the human stomach.
It was circular in form, carpeted with mats of shining straw, ceiled
with beams, enriched with fleurs-de-lis of gilded metal with interjoists in color; wainscoated with rich woods sown with rosettes of white metal, and with others painted a fine, bright green, made of orpiment and fine indigo.
The walls were partially ceiled
with thin strips of wood, nicely fitted and finished, partially plastered and the rest covered with a fine, woven cloth.