The Venetian Drawing Room
The Venetian Drawing Room

The Venetian Drawing Room

An impressive Murano glass chandelier from the 18th century hangs from the ceiling. Walls are lined with Indian fabrics manufactured in Venice (18th century), decorated with Oriental patterns. The Drawing Room includes a golden, green lacquered sitting room set, with a canapé, six chairs, some of them with original silk lining, others with 19th century embroidered tapestry; the golden wood table dates back to the 19th century.

On the side of the door leading into the next room, there’s an valuable lacquered trumeau, lined with over 280 coloured cutout prints, using the so called “lacca povera” decoupage technique. Above the door there is the Portrait of Guidobaldo Cobenzl by Martin van Meytens (1695-1770), painter of the Habsburg House, while on the other side of the door there is a late Baroque vitrine.

On the opposite wall there is another painting by  Martin van Meytens: a large Portrait of Countess Maria Josepha de Fucs, daughter of Maria Theresa‘s governess. Just under this, on a console table from the 18th century, there’s a Meissen huge porcelain fruit holder. In the corners there are two Venetian mirrors from the18th century, completing the Continent series (Europe and Africa).

  • Martin van Meytens, Ritratto del conte Guidobaldo Cobenzl, olio su tela, 1739 circa, inv. 1527
  • Martin van Meytens, Ritratto di Maria Josefa contessa Fuchs, olio su tela, 1750 circa, inv. 1636
  • Manifattura veneziana, Specchio con immagine allegorica dell'America, legno, cristallo molato e inciso, XVIII secolo, inv. 1685
  • Bureau-cabinet, legno intagliato, dorato e decorato a lacca povera, seconda metà XVIII secolo, inv. 1686
  • Manifattura di Meissen, Centrotavola, porcellana dipinta e invetriata, seconda metà XIX secolo, inv. 1699