Ahram reported that the furniture of King Farouk’s room at the royal guesthouse in Giza Zoo was misplaced. Since it overlooks the Nile, the guesthouse was built as a weekend getaway by King Farouk. During a recent check of the building it was discovered that the furniture was replaced by pieces from the Omar Effendi store.
It is believed that the guesthouse has been locked since 1986 after it had been used by different ministers in the 1980s, who did not have homes in Cairo.
Apparently, at that time one of the ministers’ wives did not like the old, original “royal” furniture in the rooms and decided to replace it with pieces bought at Omar Effendi, without storing the original furniture.
It turned out that zoo staff have been using the guesthouse furniture as well as the crockery found inside. The furniture was restored and placed back in the royal guesthouse but until now efforts to locate King Farouk’s bedroom furniture have not been successful.