The Lynnewood Hall Preservation Foundation recently highlighted an ornate writing desk previously displayed in The Ballroom, now housed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, as well as a marble bust from 1685 featuring Ferdinando II de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, previously displayed in The Great Hall.
From their Facebook post:
Today we highlight a gorgeous writing desk by Charles Cressent currently housed at the National Gallery of Art in D.C.
This piece was one of two desks that were prominently displayed in The Ballroom at Lynnewood Hall. In the last picture, the desk can be seen in the lower right hand corner.
From a follow-up Facebook post:
Today we bring you another glimpse at the Widener Collection now housed at the National Gallery of Art in D.C.
Ferdinando II de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. This massive marble bust was done in 1685 by Giovanni Battista Foggini.
For several decades, this work of art stood like a sentinel, at the right hand of the grand staircase in Lynnewood’s Great Hall. He was accompanied by his wife, Vittoria della Rovere, carved by the same sculptor in the same year. She is just out of sight of the camera angle to the left in the black and white photograph. Both pieces stand at roughly seven feet tall.