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The Historic Grünes Gewölbe At Dresden - The Baroque Treasury

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With the extension and conversion of his state treasury, the Geheime Verwahrung, in the west wing of the Dresden Royal Palace, Augustus the Strong, elector of Saxony and King of Poland created a museum of treasury art in 1729 which was unparalleled at that time and which is still unique. The eight display rooms with their exquisite interiors and the highly impressive mise en scène of the collection were designed to inspire amazement in the visitors. The extravagant profusion of precious objects in gold, silver, enamel and precious stones, the ivories, bronzed and jewellery proclaimed the wealth and artistic taste of the Saxon dynasty. After the wartime closure of the museum in 1942, the art treasures are once again presented in an ambiance specially created for them. The perfect symbiosis of ornate interiors and the diverse and high-quality collection cannot fail to impress.

Paperback book in very good condition, slightly shelf worn, corners bumped

Item details

Author(s):
Syndram, Dirk; Kappel, Jutta; Weinhold, Ulrike
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
177
Publisher:
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Title:
The Historic Grünes Gewölbe At Dresden - The Baroque Treasury

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With the extension and conversion of his state treasury, the Geheime Verwahrung, in the west wing of the Dresden Royal Palace, Augustus the Strong, elector of Saxony and King of Poland created a museum of treasury art in 1729 which was unparalleled at that time and which is still unique. The eight display rooms with their exquisite interiors and the highly impressive mise en scène of the collection were designed to inspire amazement in the visitors. The extravagant profusion of precious objects in gold, silver, enamel and precious stones, the ivories, bronzed and jewellery proclaimed the wealth and artistic taste of the Saxon dynasty. After the wartime closure of the museum in 1942, the art treasures are once again presented in an ambiance specially created for them. The perfect symbiosis of ornate interiors and the diverse and high-quality collection cannot fail to impress.

Paperback book in very good condition, slightly shelf worn, corners bumped

Author(s):
Syndram, Dirk; Kappel, Jutta; Weinhold, Ulrike
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
177
Publisher:
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Title:
The Historic Grünes Gewölbe At Dresden - The Baroque Treasury

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