Jewellery cabinet, Augsburg, ca. 1705 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Fotostudio Bartsch
Gérard Dagly: Coin and medallion cabinet from the Berlin Palace, Berlin, ca. 1695 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Saturia Linke; CC NC-BY-SA
Medaillon wallpaper à la chinois, China, 18th century at latest © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Arne Psille; CC NC-BY-SA
Lorenz Biller I/Christoph Schmidt: Table centrepiece, Augsburg, before 1696 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Fotostudio Bartsch
A collection of outstanding quality awaits visitors to the museum, ranging from priceless pieces of furniture to tapestries, wall panelling and wallpaper. Further exhibits include mirrors, clocks, lamps and table centrepieces. Today classed as exceptional artworks, these objects once belonged to the standard decor of living and reception rooms in grand houses and palaces.
Among the highlights of the exhibition are the inlaid wainscoting from the palaces Haldenstein and Höllrich from the mid-16th century, the Wiesentheid Chamber of Mirrors from 1724/25 and the Lacquer Room with decorative scenes in the chinoiserie style that was created in 1740/50 for the Palazzo Granieri in Turin. Visitors are able to walk into the rooms and immerse themselves in these impressive interiors.
The prestigious Heraldic Room of the palace showcases the table service commissioned by Friedrich II in 1767 from the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM) for the city palace in Breslau. A few rooms further on, visitors can admire the famous silver buffet that once stood in the Knight’s Hall of Schloss Berlin.