Ett rum med träpaneler, en öppen spis och i mitten ett stort biljardbord.
Photo: Carl-Olof Zimmerman, the Hallwyl Museum/SHM (CC BY).

The Billiard Room

The billiard room was a natural gathering place for the men after an informal dinner. For those who did not participate the game there was a spectator seat in the wall-mounted bench.

Above the billiard table hangs a lamp designed by Isaac Gustaf Clason. The two arms with the imagery “St. George and the Dragon” are copies from the sconce arms of St. Gertrud’s church in Germany, which the von Hallwyl spouses belonged to.

Närbild av en hängande lampa av mässing med en centerkula och två snirkliga armar som håller varsin lampskärm.
Photo: Jens Mohr, the Hallwyl Museum/SHM (CC BY).

On the wall opposite the window hangs a painting entitled “Pomona” (dated 1564) by Belgian artist Frans Floris de Vreindt. The painting was brought from Prague to Sweden in 1648 as war booty and at one time was owned by Queen Kristina.

En oljemålning av en sittande kvinna med bara bröst, omgiven av frukter. Vid sidan om henne en man med små horn i pannan och spetsiga öron.
Photo: the Hallwyl Museum/SHM (Public Domain).

Adjacent to the room is also a lavoar, a room with a washstand for one to wash their hands. The sink is suspended on hinges, to make it easy to drain the contents into a bucket in the cupboard below.

Ett litet utrymme med träpanel och en spegel på en vägg. På var sin sida om spegeln en lampa och under spegeln ett tvättställ av vit marmor.
Photo: Jens Mohr, the Hallwyl Museum/SHM (CC BY).

The Billiard Room in 3D

3D-model: Erik Lernestål, the Hallwyl Museum/SHM (CC BY).

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From the Billiard Room you can get to the Porcelain Room and the Armoury.

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