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Chapter 20 - The France or Honor Staircase: It bears this name because on its landing an important gobelin is exhibited.
It bears this name because on its landing an important gobelin is exhibited, a gift from the French Republic to the Argentine Republic for the centenary of May 25, 1810 . It was woven in the Gobelin Manufacture in Paris, on cardboard by the painter Alfredo Roll , represents General San Martín mounted on a white steed and guided by two winged glories.
This staircase is used by the Prime President and his special guests, as it is the main access to the presidential precincts on the first floor.
Like its twin, the Italy staircase , retains much of the decor.on original. The ornamental motif of the walls and ceilings features trompe l'oeil moldings with Renaissance motifs. On the driveshaft, on a French style table with marble top, stands out a patinated bronze sculpture, The Last Mohicano .
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Publication Date: 15/10/2019
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