The Bathroom

The walls of the Bathroom are marbleized in beige, cream and grey colours, made by the master Royal craftsman in this field, Jan Michał Graff. The ceiling is adorned by a plafond painted by Jan Bogumił Plersch, depicting Flora and Zephyr. The subject drawn from Fasti, an unfinished work by Ovid, tells a love story of Zephyr, god of the west wind, and Flora, goddess of spring and flowers. The corners of the oval plafond are filled in with flat stucco shell forms – an attribute of Aphrodite – goddess of beauty and love.

The marble fireplace located in this room corresponds with the colour scheme of the stucco wall lining. In the hearth lays a cast-iron board – Eagle and Pahonia under a crown – surrounded with a Rococo ornament, which indicates that it was made in the early period of Stanisław August’s reign.

In the concave quadrant wall, there is a niche, in which a tin bath once stood; it currently contains a vase – an amphora made of brown and beige coloured alabaster (mid-19th century). On both sides of the niche are oval stucco medallions, Bathing Nymphs, most likely sculpted by Giacomo Monaldi.

On the mantelpiece of the fireplace visitors will see a grey marble censer-vase, on the side of which two krater vases made of beige marble are displayed, and in the fireplace – Classicist firewood racks. The room’s equipment is complemented with pieces of Rococo furniture: a dressing table (puderezza; c. 1750), a small chair and a stool (c. 1765), as well as an inlaid commode.