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Vieux Laque Room

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The Vieux Laque Room was the private study of Franz Stephan. Following his sudden death in 1765 Maria Theresa had it remodelled as a memorial room to her beloved husband.

The precious and extravagantly expensive decoration with black lacquer panels from the imperial manufactory in Peking (Beijing) was probably carried out to designs by the architect Isidor Canevale. Originally produced as folding screens for the European market, these lacquer panels were cut down and incorporated into the walnut panelling. The restrained contours of the framing decoration already herald the transition from Rococo to early Classicism.

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