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Breakfast Cabinet (c) SKB, Photo: Alexander Eugen Koller

Set into the white-and-gold panelling of the Breakfast Cabinet are framed floral medallions, which according to an entry made in the journal of Count Zinzendorf, who visited Schönbrunn in 1761, were made by Elisabeth Christine, the mother of Maria Theresa.

Made in appliqué technique, the medallions contain bouquets of flowers on which insects disport themselves.

This room is one of several examples attesting to the personal contribution of artistically gifted members of the family in decorating the interiors of the palace.

Situated on the south-west corner of the palace, this cabinet is said to have been used by Maria Josepha, the second wife of Joseph II, as a breakfast room.

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