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Potsdam, Sanssouci, Neue Kammern, Großes Intarsienkabinett (New Chambers, Large Intarsia Room) 

One of the luxurious guest rooms on the western side of the New Chambers is the so-called  Intarsia  cabinet designed in 1772 by the brothers Friedrich and Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Spindler. Intarsia is a woodworking technique that uses varied shapes, sizes, and species of wood fitted together to create a mosaic-like picture with an illusion of depth;

Potsdam, Sanssouci, New Chambers, Ovid Gallery 

The Ovid Gallery is decorated with gilded reliefs whose subjects are taken from the “Metamorphoses” of Ovid - a favorite theme of Frederick the Great.. They were executed by the brothers Johann David and Johann Wilhelm Lorenz Räntz. 

King Frederick the Great built  next to the Sanssouci  palace, the “New Chambers”, a Guest House  furnished by the leading artists of the time that preserves to this day its rich Rococo interiors.

(Source: Flickr / hen-magonza)