physical description FLAGROOM

The Flag Room is centrally located along the south side of Casa Carlucci’s piano nobile .  It is so named due to the American flag positioned on the room’s exterior wall, overlooking Casa Carlucci’s main entrance on Rua de Sacramento. The room is rectangular-shaped (5.8 meters by 8.8 meters) with a ceiling height of 3.3 meters. The room features four sets of double doors, each 1.5 meters wide and 2.7 meters high. Two doors lead north to the Staircase Hall, one leads east to the Pink Room, and the last leads west to the Dining Room. The south wall has three sets of french doors inset with glass panels, serving as windows overlooking the street. The glass windows have solid panel doors behind them that can close and block off all light. All doors frames and carved wood panels are painted white.


The room features stained and varnished wooden floorboards, each 5.08 centimeters wide. The floorboard orientation alternates directions among adjacent rooms. In the Flag Room, floorboards are oriented in an east-west direction, while in the Dining Room and Pink Room floorboards are placed in a north-south orientation.  The condition of the floor appears to be good.

Interior walls are plastered and painted. Each is adorned with a baseboard, a chair rail, doorway casings, and a crown molding. Walls are painted in a light pastel yellow hue, while the wooden moldings contrast in white. Consistent with a classical approach to design, moldings are applied symmetrically.  Both the walls and moldings are in good condition. Walls are accented by Ambassador George and Mary Glass’ fine art collection, consisting of religious-themed oil paintings. the Flag Room consists of two small cabinets, three side tables, four chairs, one sofa, one coffee table, and two armchairs from the US Embassy Collection. The furniture is a mix of design styles including Late Georgian Neoclassicism and Middle Georgian.  The pair of lacquered and gilded armchairs along the south wall is Late Georgian while the armless chair is a Chippendale-style chair with Gothic influences from the Middle Georgian period. The high-backed upholstered wing chairs are Middle Georgian while the round end table is a Late Georgian Neoclassical style. Situated in front of the central window is an unusual cabinet from the Ambassador’s private art collection. It features painted doors and a statue, inspired by Christian religious themes. Lighting includes a ten-branch, cut-glass chandelier that likely dates to the 19th century and brass table lamps with shades. Draperies and valences, adorned with passementerie, shield windows along the south wall and extend to the level of the frieze where the architecture moldings end.