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The buildings represented in the archive by the codes HAW19, HAW18, HAW17, UAV19, HAV18b and HAV18a, all appertaining to a large house, are classified in the index as a subset of the code HAW19. The house is illustrated in Krziz map, which according to it was owned by Mirza Sadeq Khan Amin od-Dowleh Qaem maqam. Furthermore the alley, in which the main entrance of the complex is situated, is named Qaem maqam.
UAV19 is the main entrance of the complex situated in the end of Qaem maqam access. The entrance consists of a forecourt, vestibule, and passageway. The ceilings of the forecourt and the vestibule are ornamented with Karbandi (intersecting arcs). A door in the north face of vestibule opens to the public quarter (Birouni) (HAV18b). The east face is connected to a short passage, in the end of which the entrance of private quarters (Andarouni) (HAW18, HAW19) is situated. Later the entrance got closed and by demolishing a wall of the passage, a new entrance was formed.
HAV18b is the public quarter (birouni) of the house and in the past had comprised buildings in both northern and southern fronts, which a major part of the southern construction is demolished and except a few shelves on one of its walls nothing is remained. Although the northern construction has endured, it is severely damaged. This section is constructed in two storeys. The ground floor is a five- span Talar and has fairly large dimensions. Remnants of stucco carvings can be seen on the walls of this section. The basement consists of a room in the middle and two corridors on either side of it, which one of them according to the residents had been used as kitchen. The room is roofed over with flat arc ceiling. In the past an Iwan including two columns and three spans was situated in the front of the Talar.
HAW18 and HAW19: These two sections comprised a courtyard and constructions in four fronts that later was segregated into two parts. The most significant section of the building is the northern construction, including a large T-shape Talar in the middle of it. The adornments of Talar consist of stucco carvings in the upper portion of the shelves representing patterns of mythological birds, stalactites and stucco carvings with herbal patterns. The Talar is constructed in two storeys. Two corridors are situated on either side of it, which are replaced by two lateral rooms in the first floor. The rooms had had openings to Talar, now closed. The east room includes a small space and slight adornments, however the west room has large dimensions and a high ceiling, resembling it to another Talar. Ornate stucco carvings and sumptuous stalactites can be seen on the walls and shelves of the room. The ceiling has dilapidated many years ago, therefore nothing can be stated about the structure and adornments. The north construction comprises a large basement which its access is obstructed. Each of the constructions in the east and west side of the courtyard consist of three rooms and a corridor between them. In both sections, the middle room had been roofed with timber beams. The ceiling of the lateral rooms is arched. The outer covering is a structural roof, executed with timber beams, and the inner layer – a suspended ceiling – executed with brick, is very light. The south construction similarly has three rooms, with same ceiling and roof structure: the middle one flat and the laterals arched.
HAW17: This section is situated in the north of the Androuni and Birouni quarters and formerly was a large garden, destroyed in 2004, is currently a barren land. The rooms of the Andarouni quarter open to the Andarouni courtyard in the south and face the garden in the north. In the old aerial photos, a large square pool can be seen in the middle of the garden. Two buildings had been existed in the south east and south west corners. The south west building had been constructed in two stories, in which the ground floor was a Hoz Khaneh, and the rooms in the first floor were adjacent to the garden and the backyard (HAV18a).
According to the dimensions and the location of the building, situated in one of the corners of the complex, it can be considered as a backyard. It is the most recent section of the house. According to the form of the building and the adornments, the construction dates back to mid Qajar era. The building includes a separate entrance, which leads to its courtyard through a short narrow corridor in L shape. The courtyard is small and with dimensions close to a square, enclosed by two-story buildings in three faces of north, east and south. The spandrel of the arcs is adorned with elegant Haft-Rangi tiles (underglaze-painted tiles). Ornate stucco carved fireplaces can be seen in the first floor rooms. Due to the walls devoid of any adornments, it is most likely that they were covered with wallpapers.
Key words: garden, backyard, Haft-rangi tiles, Tehrani Talar, stucco carvings, wallpaper