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SUBMITTED T0- Ar Neha Sharma
Harkeerat Kaur Munjal
• At first the stucco finished walls were simply marked
off into panels of rectangle shape, painted in deep and
rich colors with red and yellow predominating.
• Then in the middle of these panels elaborate pictures,
figures, interiors, landscapes, etc. of large sizes were
skill fully done.
• A little later the walls began to be covered with panels
of thin slabs of marble with a cornice.
• Beautiful effects were produced by the combination of
marble of different tints.
• Later it raised with stucco work, enriched with gold and
• Floors were covered with marble tiles arranged in
geometrical figures with contrasting colors or
with mosaic pictures.
• Roman ceilings were often barrel vaulted and
painted in bright colors, or divided deeply into
sunk panels by heavy intersecting beams of
marble or wood.
• And then decorated in the most elaborate
manner with raise stucco work, or gold or ivory,
or with bronze plates.
Lights and lamps
• Roman lamps were relatively simple items, simply
a vessel that held olive oil or melted grease.
• Through which there was a hole through which
the lamp was filled.
• As works of interior and decorative art such lamps
were often quite beautiful though.
• Even lamps made of cheap materials were often of
grateful form and proportions.
• These lamps were meant to be carried in the hand
like lanterns or supposed to be suspended from
the ceiling by hanging chains.
Doors and doorways
• Doors and doorways gave opportunities
for artistic treatment.
• Doors were elaborately pannelled and
carved or were plated with bronze or
made of solid bronze.
• The posters were sheathed with marbles
ordinarily carved with elaborated design.
• Roman houses tended to be sparse, since the
occupants liked space and simplicity in their décor.
• Beauty was created by mosaics, frescos, and water
features and other features of roman interiors rather
than by use of elaborate furnishing.
• Pictures of ancient roman furniture painted in
frescos and other artworks, together with few pieces
still are in existence today.
• The main items of roman furniture found in the best
houses were couches (Lectus), chairs and stools,
tables and lamps adding chests or wooden cabinets.
CHAIRS AND STOOLS
• The early form of chairs among the roman, The
Sedile, was the backless stool or bench with four
• It was the regular seat for a person, used by men
or women resting or working
• The Solium an upright, high backed chair with
solid arms was used by the master of the house
when receiving visitors.
• Later The Cathedra became popular, this was a
more comfortable chair, without arms and with
Roman bed and couches
• The Lectus, or couch, or bed, was perhaps the
most important items of roman style furniture.
• It had a headboard, and was furnished with
pillows, cushions and coverlet.
• The legs were often highly decorated with
• The coverings were often made of finest fabrics,
dyed in the brilliant colors and worked with
figures of gold.
• The couches used as sleeping beds seems to have
been larger than those used as sofas.
Chests and cabinets
• Wooden chests bound with
ornamented hinges and locks of
bronze were used for storage of
clothes and other things not
• It is also used for putting away of
important documents, money,
• Wooden cabinets with doors, or
armania, were often divided into
compartment or shelves and supplied
with locks and hinges.
• Cabinets were used in roman libraries
to place books.