The view of the main staircase from the gallery, Villa Petschek, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018, Photographed by Diane Al Shihabi

Situated between the north portion of the Main Gallery and the Music Room, a grand u-shape staircase separates the formal diplomatic spaces of the ground level from the more private areas of the residence upstairs. The Main Stairway features elaborate stone and plaster moldings, repeated architectural forms from the residence’s interiors and exterior in the gilt wrought-iron railings and acanthus ornaments, and eclectic furniture and art collections with pieces dating from as recent as the year 2000 to the 16th century. A large-scale Brussels tapestry depicting the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts serves as the room’s major focal point visible from most major circulation areas.