In Fausto’s and Giuseppe’s day, this room was the first in which visitors entering on the via Santo Spirito side were welcomed on the first, or noble, floor. With its old paintings, carved furniture, elegant door frames and the two-tone marble floor, it hinted at the richness of the rooms of the Bagatti Valsecchi home. The room later was used as a study, in which the men of the house withdrew to read, to receive visitors, or to arrange to buy art and decorative arts for their house. A French door gives onto the open loggia that is not accessible on the museum tour. It looks over the internal courtyards of the mansion on one side and on via Santo Spirito on the other.