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The Red Room, Schloss Fischbach

Friedrich Wilhelm Kloseca. 1846

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Displaying a combination of Neo-Gothic and Jacobean styles, this red room reflects the influence of Karl-Friedrich Schinkel's design books that were available from the 1820's onward. Chairs, cabinets-on-stand, tables and a harpsichord are late Renaissance in style. Chandeliers are Neo-Gothic in the manner of A. W. Pugin. The upper panes of the windows are inset with heraldic motifs, and tasselled pelmets create a valance across the top. A central medallion and floral-and-leaf pattern comprise a carpet in the Neo-Classical style.

Details

  • Title: The Red Room, Schloss Fischbach
  • Creator: Friedrich Wilhelm Klose
  • Date Created: ca. 1846
  • Type: drawing
  • Rights: Thaw Collection
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor, graphite on white paper
  • Provenance: Eugene V. Thaw Collection; Hildegard Fritz-Denneville, London
  • Paper Support: White paper
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY - Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection, August 12, 2008-January 25, 2009.Munster, Westfalisches Landesmuseum, Glimpses of a Forgotten Germany, 1987, No. 11, [Illus.].
  • Dimensions: Old frame H x W x D: 36.8 x 43.2 x 2 cm (14 1/2 x 17 x 13/16 in.)Sheet: 16.5 x 22.4 cm (6 1/2 x 8 13/16 in.)
  • Bibliography: Gail S. Davidson et al., House Proud, Nineteenth-century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection (New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2008), 49, fig. 27; 106, pl. 38.Charlotte Gere, Nineteenth-Century Decoration: The Art of the Interior (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1989), 198-199 (illus.).Munster, Westfalisches Landesmuseum, Glimpses of a Forgotten Germany, 1987, no. 11 (illus.).Erich Wiese, Biedermeier-Reise durch Schlesien (Darmstadt, 1966), 268-272.

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